28Feb, 2014

Financial Detox in Five Steps

By |February 28th, 2014|Financial advice|0 Comments

Do you often wonder where all your money went at the end of a pay period? Are you living from paycheck to paycheck? Is your spending out of control?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a financial detox might be just what you need to get your financial life back on track.

A detoxification process […]

3Jan, 2014

Feeling ashamed ? Speak up !

By |January 3rd, 2014|Financial advice, Financial psychology|1 Comment

During the holidays I spent some time in sunny Florida and I had brought with me the book “Daring Greatly” (by Brené Brown) to read while relaxing at the beach. I heard about it when she was interviewed by Oprah last year.

The topic of the book revolves around vulnerability and how it is NOT a […]

1Dec, 2013

How to be Frugal and Still Live Well

By |December 1st, 2013|Financial advice, Money & Society, Savings|0 Comments

Not every household has someone bringing in a six-figure income. Living well on a modest salary can be a challenge, but it certainly isn’t impossible.

Try out these frugal tips for living well, regardless of the size of your income or bank account:

1. Forget about the neighbors.The social world can be highly competitive, and it’s completely […]

24Sep, 2013

Are you a good money manager?

By |September 24th, 2013|Financial advice|1 Comment

Have you ever wondered if you are a good money manager? One way to find out is to ask yourself if you would hire someone exactly like you to take care of your personal money and make your financial decisions. If the answer is a loud No, then you just confirmed to yourself that you […]

16Aug, 2013

Mastering The Art of Mindful Spending

By |August 16th, 2013|Financial psychology, Money & Society|0 Comments

Most of our money issues could be tamed if we master the art of mindful spending!

What’s mindful spending you ask ? Well, it’s a term that I intuitively came up with to define a state of increased awareness when […]

3Apr, 2013

Net Worth vs. Self-Worth

By |April 3rd, 2013|Financial psychology|0 Comments

One of the first exercises I do with my clients as part of our money coaching sessions is to calculate their current net worth (the total of what they own minus the total of what they owe). We then use this figure as our benchmark to measure their financial progress. By recalculating that number a […]

1Feb, 2013

Feel prosperous to attract prosperity

By |February 1st, 2013|Financial psychology, Money & Society|0 Comments

Since the beginning of this new year, I have attended quite a few workshops, webinars and have been reading a lot of self-development material… Somehow, a common thread in all these events have been the Law of Attraction formulated in one way or another… and it’s really making me think a lot about how to […]

16Jan, 2013

Does money buy happiness?

By |January 16th, 2013|Financial psychology|0 Comments

That’s a question that many have previously pondered upon and each one of us will feel differently about it. There’s no black or white answer…

Personally, I think money buys pleasures… but many of us often confuse pleasures and happiness. The main difference is that pleasures are short-lived and come from an outside source, whereas happiness is more of […]

12Nov, 2012

Winter is almost here… Time to snowball your debt!

By |November 12th, 2012|Financial advice|0 Comments

Remember my post “The Good, the bad and the ugly…debt” ?

I mentionned at the end of it that I’ll write a follow-up article about how to attack your debt.
My plan was to discuss a debt repayment method called Debt Snowball, made famous by Dave Ramsey.

Well, instead of reinventing the wheel, I will refer you to this amazing summary of […]

1Nov, 2012

Food for thought

By |November 1st, 2012|Financial psychology|0 Comments

The more I read about budgeting, the more I realize that it is far from being rocket science. It is plain common sense. So the question that I’m asking myself is why do so many people have trouble applying such a simple concept in their everyday life?

The analogy that comes to my mind when thinking […]