I'm rather thrilled to share some news: I recently passed Fundamentals of Insurance Planning. Final Grade: A! I am now officially one step closer to meeting the educational requirements for a Chartered Financial Consultant® [ChFC®] professional designation. This was the second of eight courses I have to pass. So I'm one-quarter of the way there! Go, me! I'm not going to lie -- these courses are work! Sometimes I feel like every time I stuff a new fact into my brain, another fact falls … [Read more...] about One Step Closer
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A Money Coach Moves
After much agonizing and even more procrastinating, I finally got up the nerve to move my site to a new domain name. If you're reading this, that should mean that everything survived the move. Welcome to my new home: www.eshmoneycoach.com The new URL is a little more descriptive -- which I'm told with help with SEO. Whether it does or not, it felt like a good change. I've got some other bigger, better things planned so make sure you're signed up for my newsletter. You wouldn't want to … [Read more...] about A Money Coach Moves
Updated: May 18, 2018 It's been a long road. It's been a rocky road. But I finally made it to the finish line: next Friday is Commencement. Next Friday I'll don my mortar board and rented gown, drape my blue and gold cord around my neck, and walk across the stage to receive an empty diploma folder (they send the actual diploma in the mail). In the audience will be my grown children and my husband. Other family members will be watching via live stream. When that hard-earned piece of paper … [Read more...] about Mission: Accomplished
Why is it always Us v Them?
[I'd normally file this with the Money in the Media links but since I had a few things to say about the article, I figured it should be here in my blog instead.] This LinkedIn tidbit caught my eye (being an "older" citizen myself), but then I couldn't help notice the seemingly obligatory "let's trash the young'uns" comments. I am so sick of seeing millennials trashed. Has there ever been an older generation that didn't denigrate the younger generation for being stupid, lazy, and … [Read more...] about Why is it always Us v Them?
A Money Coach Goes (Back) to College
With an equal mixture of excitement and anxiety (with a dash of dread), I've decided to go back to school. I'm 51. The nest is empty. My time is my own. I've finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. And the complex I've long felt about not having a college degree has never left me. So I'm going to do something about it. I'm going to finish my degree. What does this mean in terms of my career as a money coach? Only good things, at least in the long run. In the short term, I'll be … [Read more...] about A Money Coach Goes (Back) to College