Manisha’s MoneyZen Blog

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Investors Make

As a financial advisor I’m frequently asked: “Why should I pay someone to manage my investments?” You may think an advisor should find “the next hot investment.” Increasingly, though, I’ve come to believe the real value is in helping clients avoid painful, crippling, ‘WHAT-was-I-thinking?’ mistakes.  One of my mentors says it best: “Sometimes you need […]


Three Questions Every Investor Should Ask (& answer!)

One of the most common complaints I hear as a female financial advisor is that investment jargon (ETFs, P/E ratios, DRIP plans, etc.) is…. boring, confusing, and overwhelming. I’m happy to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. To stop the buzzing in your head, simply apply the 80/20 rule (aka Pareto’s Principle). […]


Active Versus Passive Investing: Which Is Right For You?

Picture this. Two cars are driving down a three-lane highway. A red sports car is darting between all three lanes trying to find the fastest possible way to get ahead. A gray sedan is in the right lane, steadily going the speed limit. Suddenly a train horn sounds and in the distance the arm for […]


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 […]


Demystifying Mutual Funds and ETFs

Long-time readers of this blog know that as a financial advisor I’m passionate about helping women become more confident and excited about investing. That’s because in a world where it’s increasingly possible to live to 100, investing for the long run is a way to increase the odds that your hard-earned savings will grow enough […]


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