Mind Over Money – Belonging at all costs Exerpt

Published on 29 June 2010 by | Category: Excerpts, Updates

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Belonging at all costs; Running with the Herd Have you ever been in the middle of a stampede? If you’re imagining thundering hooves stirring up clouds of dust, the answer will almost certainly be no. (Otherwise you wouldn’t be here to answer at all.) But the fact is, everyone who’s ever been a member of […]

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Mind Over Money – Hoarding Excerpt

Published on 02 June 2010 by | Category: Excerpts, Updates

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Hoarding The animal kingdom gives us many metaphors for human hoarding, including “squirreling things away.” But squirrels often lose track of just where those treasures are buried and so we at least get new, nut-bearing trees out of the deal. Human hoarding has few such benefits. Compulsive hoarding is another example of an otherwise positive […]

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Compulsive buying disorder is overspending on steroids. If overspenders are often worried about money, compulsive shoppers are constantly consumed by their money worries. Ironically, one of their only escapes is the act of shopping itself and so they obsess about it, experience irresistible impulses to do it, and lose control of their spending. Often, early […]

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Everyone makes a poor financial decision now and again. This is normal and, to the extent we learn from our missteps, even necessary. Single, isolated, or rare financial mistakes, never to be repeated, do not qualify as money disorders. Money disorders are persistent, predictable, often rigid patterns of self-destructive financial behaviors that cause significant stress, […]

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Mind Over Money: Family Financial Trauma

Published on 12 March 2010 by | Category: Excerpts

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When we can’t seem to learn from our mistakes, when we can’t seem to do what we need to do around money, when we know better but can’t help ourselves, when we try to change and can’t, when our emotional response is more intense than the situation warrants—then it’s likely due to unresolved trauma. Often—but […]

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Mind Over Money – Excerpt: Financial Trauma (Chpt. 4)

Published on 23 February 2010 by | Category: Excerpts

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Our financial flashpoints, or intense emotional experiences relating to money, shape the money scripts – or patterns of thinking and acting – that we write for ourselves. And while each of us has flashpoints or experiences from childhood that shape our relationship with money, some of these experiences are more painful and traumatic than others. […]

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Mind Over Money: NEW book excerpt

Published on 15 February 2010 by | Category: Excerpts

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Financial Comfort Zone Picture the neighborhood you lived in the longest. You probably got to know it pretty well. You knew where to get groceries. You knew the quickest way to get to the hospital emergency room. You knew the friendly neighbors and the not-so-friendly ones. You knew where the closest hardware store was. Drug […]

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The root of Scrooge’s miserly existence was an unhealthy belief system about money. In spite of his wealth, Scrooge’s beliefs about money—created, nurtured and anchored in his long-forgotten past—kept him poor in spirit. His loyal employee, Bob Cratchit, also had some unhealthy beliefs about money that contributed to his poverty. Like Scrooge and Cratchit, who […]

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Mind Over Money: excerpt from the book

Published on 29 July 2009 by | Category: Excerpts

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Chapter 1: Information is not enough The basics of financial health aren’t complicated, and they’re pretty much the same, no matter who you are or your level of wealth. They are even the same whether you’re talking about a person, a family, a company, or a country: Save now and invest for the future. Spend […]

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