Manisha’s MoneyZen Blog

5 Lessons You Can Learn About Money… From Nutrition!

5 Lessons You Can Learn About Money… From Nutrition!

I was tired. And hungry. So I stopped by the sandwich bar at my local boutique grocery store for a turkey, bacon & brie panini sandwich. But then I glanced at the calories—980! For a SANDWICH. Eeeek! I passed. As with my unassuming sandwich, there is a lot that nutrition can teach you about money—starting […]

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Does Your Workday Make You Feel Like This?

After complaining about feeling like a “Type A busy bee” after an extra long workday, a dear friend sent me this cute video. It was a loving nudge to take myself less seriously and add more laughter to my day. #messagereceived Do you ever feel like your inner busy bee is just going haywire? That […]

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The Beauty Of A Budget

Many people think budgets are about deprivation. As a financial advisor, I feel they are about liberation. Here’s a simple three-step plan to create a budget that you will feel excited to follow. Step #1: Understand the real purpose of a budget.It’s not necessarily what you might think. The benefit of a budget is that it […]

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(Re)Define Your Self-Worth: to create a highly personal net worth

Self-worth and net worth have a very complicated relationship in modern America. Think about the last time you were out with a group of people. How long did it take for someone to ask: “So, what do you do?”  Chances are, not very long! What we do for a living – and its corollary, what […]

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Jean Chatzky’s Three Favorite “Money Rules”

In response to my last post about Jean Chatzky’s delightful new book, “MoneyRules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security“, many of your wrote to me to share the money rules that had made the biggest difference in your life. That got me thinking, “What are Jean Chatzky’s favorite money rules?”  After all, as the financial […]

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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