Manisha’s MoneyZen Blog

Are You On Financial Track?

It appears (knock on wood) this brutal recession may finally be coming to an end.  As we let out a collective sigh of relief, many people are starting to poke their heads up and ask, “Am I on Financial Track?”  Here are some rough rules of thumb that you can use to benchmark your progress […]


Forget Mad Men, It’s Time for Mad Women

American society is systematically encouraging women to give up financial control. Now that I have your attention, let me share the evidence… Exhibit A:  The Princess Problem – you are what you get USA Today Contributor Laura Vanderkam recently wrote a must-read Op-Ed entitled “The Princess Problem.” The crux of Laura’s argument is that there […]


The New American Consumer: Traumatized or Tamed?

While reading a recent Washington Times article I was struck by this quote: “Americans were more traumatized by this recession than any in the past 80 years,” said Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group. “They suffered historic losses in personal wealth and watched helplessly as employers were firing workers at a […]


About Manisha’s Money Zen Blog

This blog chronicles my quest to identify simple, joyful methods that we can all use to feel calmer and more balanced in our relationship to our money.

Despite the abundance of personal finance books, magazines, radio programs and TV shows that have exploded into our lives over the past two decades, most of us struggle to find financial sanity, security and serenity. Rather than help us eliminate money pain, all this information has left us feeling overwhelmed and confused. We need fresh wisdom to break out of the cycle of despair and create lives of abundance.

Here’s hoping these short pieces will help you craft a uniquely rich and rewarding life.

To Your MoneyZen,
– Manisha