Manisha’s MoneyZen Blog

Time is Money: How are You Spending your “168 Hours”?

If you haven’t heard of Laura Vanderkam yet – you will. My intellectual girl crush on Laura began back in August 2009 when I read her wonderful op-ed in USA Today, The Princess Problem.  I was gripped by her grasp on the odd conundrum that is the modern woman’s relationship to money and power. Immediately […]


Four Questions to Find a Financial Advisor

  Confused about money? In the aftermath of swan dives in both the housing and stock markets, many individuals are questioning their ability to manage their money on their own.  Banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and accounting firms are some of the many institutions offering financial advice. With so many choices, however, it can be […]


Need Budgeting Help? Watch ‘The Joneses’

Are you looking for creative ways to reign in your spending?  If so, here’s a tip I never thought I’d be giving you:  Buy a movie ticket… to see The Joneses. What I love about this movie is that it hammers home a point that noted positive psychology (that’s fancy speak for “happiness”) researchers such […]


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