As a professional coach, I have the kinds of conversations that you wish your best friend was trained and willing to have with you: highly intuitive, no bullshit, and consistently relating to you as your best self.
Ever feel like a hot mess when it comes to your finances?
In a recent conversation with financial coach Jennifer Bower, she shared how she went from hot money mess to grown ass woman with money, and how you can, too. You can listen to the whole conversation over on the podcast below for clear, potent tips that you can apply right away. Here are my biggest takeaways:
3 Biggest Money Mistakes You Could Be Making:
Giving your power away. This can take many forms, including: taking others’ unvetted advice. Letting other people make decisions for you. Not communicating about your finances, leading to unmet expectations and resentment… yours or others.
“Juggling flaming chainsaws,” aka going from financial crisis to financial crisis with no end in sight.
Putting off saving for retirement. Waiting until you meet a certain milestone to begin saving. As Jenny says, “the second best time to start saving for retirement is today.”
3 Most Empowering Actions You Can Take with Your Money:
Net worth exercise. This is a simple yet powerful exercise that allows you to get super clear on what’s what in your finances. As Jenny says, “avoiding knowing about your money is a decision.”
Get clear on your values. Once you’re clear on your values, you have the opportunity to align your spending with your priorities and values, and the life you want to live.
Set regular dates with your finances. Create an easeful, joyful tone for money checkins as a self-care practice. Taking care of your money IS taking care of yourself.