Manisha’s MoneyZen Blog

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Talking Money With Your Honey: 5 Ways to Get Financially Intimate

This February, consider a new approach to intimacy with your loved one.  As a female financial advisor focused on female clients, I’ve become very clear-eyed about how important the role of money — and the ritual of talking about money — can be in relationships. While divorce rates are declining, money’s influence on divorce is […]



The Marriage of Love & Money: How to Protect Yourself From Financial Heartbreak

What’s going on (financially) in the private lives of couples across America? As someone who earns a living providing financial advice for women, I’m fascinated by this question. A recent study about the money behavior of mates, conducted by Learnvest and Ameritrade, yielded the following insights: The typical couple has three primary financial concerns: Having […]


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What To Do When Financial Opposites Attract

Are you and your significant other financial opposites? If so, you’re not alone.  As a financial advisor, I’ve seen time and again how the results can be quite painful. When the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants polled co-habitating and married couples in the U.S., 27% percent said that disagreements over money were more likely […]


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Overcome (Financial) Fear With Appreciation

Do you ever feel that no matter how much money you earn, it is never enough? As a financial advisor working with high net worth women and families, I have observed that even financially successful people struggle with a sense of scarcity. This may sound strange, given the widespread idea that “more” (money, status, success) […]


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Practice Radical Financial Simplicity

Can you maximize your life happiness and relieve financial stress at the same time? I believe the answer is yes. The key is practicing radical simplicity. I’m not about to suggest giving away all of your possessions. Rather, I am suggesting that by being highly intentional in your daily financial decisions, you can increase the odds that […]


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