Should you do financial coaching with or without your partner?

It’s worth determining how much of the financial coaching journey you want to go on involves your partner, or you and you alone. … Read More

Five reasons why my approach is better than Dave Ramsey

I discuss the many shortcomings of the Dave Ramsey approach to personal finance, and show better ways to help more people. I’ve mentioned Dave Ramsey numerous times over the years. I’m not here to bash Dave, at least not without … Read MoreRead More

Why I don’t have to lie anymore

One surprising benefit of being able to help people through their own money struggles is that I don’t need to lie anymore in my work. I was recently in a meeting for financial coaches in private practice, and one those … Read MoreRead More

Why I want to be the “Dave Ramsey for the heathens”

Dave Ramsey has helped millions, but he ignores LGBT, polyamory, and nontraditional communities. So I’m bringing the good ideas to everyone. Are you familiar with “The Five Love Languages” book by Gary Chapman? It’s a book that describes the different … Read MoreRead More

How to combine finances when you’re non-monogamous

  So, if you’ve been following along, I talked about commingling finances for couples, and the importance of talking about dreams to get on board together. Then I hedged a bit and talked about how speaking solely of couples is inadequate, … Read MoreRead More

What about non-traditional relationships?

  In my previous two posts on couples and finances, I struggled with the specificness of the subject matter. The problem shows up when one realizes that one has inadvertently excluded certain types of interpersonal relations. Two examples come to … Read MoreRead More

Is it possible to be with more than one … airline?

  I never realized that when we met, it would last so long. I remember it well. It was 2001, and I was on my way to Burning Man. I was terribly late in getting to the airport, too late, … Read MoreRead More