Manisha’s MoneyZen Blog

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Are You Empowering – or Enabling – Your Adult Children?

Speaking about financial literacy at a recent women’s conference, I received energetic applause when I argued it wasn’t healthy to give kids everything they asked for. I specified this also goes for adult children boomeranging back into their parents’ lives; the cheers became even louder. I realize it’s terribly difficult to be rational about the […]

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Five Fab Finance Books to Brighten the 2013 Holidays

Looking for a gift that will keep on giving? With the year wrapping up and the gift-wrapping set to begin, here are some personal finance books for the special people in your life. Young or not-so young, wealthy or struggling, happy or not quite so, there’s something for everyone here. The Investment Answer, by Daniel […]

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4 Simple Steps to Guide Your Investment Success

As a female financial advisor, one of the most common things I hear about investing is that it feels overwhelming. While it is impossible to ever guarantee investment success, there are some basic guidelines that can help you make wise financial choices and support a life you love. Although investing carries risk because no one […]

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How to Make Valentine’s Day More Meaningful

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person plans to spend $130.97 on Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Total spending will reach $18.6 billion. When it comes to buying gifts, how do we know what the right balance is between expressing love to our sweeties and yet also maintaining TLC towards our budgets? Valentine’s Day gives […]

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3 Simple Retirement Savings Ideas For 2013

As an investment advisor, I love studying the habits of individuals who have achieved a high level of confidence and serenity in their financial lives. One common factor I’ve observed is a consistent focus on the handful of things they can control (as opposed to endless worry about the multitude of factors that they can’t […]

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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