Getting Financially Naked is a Radical Act of Self Care

Ever felt a wee bit self-conscious peeling off your clothes for a massage in the dead of winter, when your body feels ‘softer’ than usual? Or you go to the dermatologist for your annual skin check and have to remove all your clothes and put on a paper thin gown, then wait in the cold […]

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the rules of money for women

Why The Rules of Money are Different for Women

Anyone who says women don’t need financial strategies specifically for them is wrong. Women have traditionally been more vulnerable financially, whether we’re caretakers or the head of household. While we women face a unique set of financial challenges, our capacity for emotional strength as we endure life transitions positions us to weather financial storms…if we […]

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What is Financial Wellness?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines financial well-being as: Having control over one’s finances Being able to cope with a financial shock Enjoying financial freedom of choice Being on track in meeting financial goals The terms ‘financial freedom’ and ‘financial independence (FI)’ are often used interchangeably. Vicki Robin is one of my mentors and SHE-ros. […]

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Ready for a Planned Escape from Cubicle Life?

If you’re like many American workers, you’ve had it with Cubicle Life. For many, Cubicle Life connotes constraint (do you feel like a caged animal when you’re in the building?), limited advancement potential, office politics, fiefdoms, nonsensical policies that managers aren’t interested in revisiting, and for some women, offensive #MeToo moments created by people who […]

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3 Revolutionary (and simple) Ways to Plan Your New Venture

Oh yeah, this just might be my favorite blog post yet. As many of my peeps know, my UP Talks brand (founded in Boulder, CO in 2013) has two main brand attributes: “Uplifting” and “Provocative.” That’s the UP. So my content will often convey said attributes. Today, I want to talk about new ways of […]

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