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Less Lonely leads to More

By Beth Crittenden | August 10, 2018

Here’s to Less Lonely Brene Brown really gets me going. LOVE her. I’m listening to Braving the Wilderness lately (http://bit.ly/BravingTheWildernessBreneBrown) and I highly recommend it! Her research and reporting on the effects of loneliness (negative, as you may have guessed) have me…

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Your freedom, financially and otherwise

By Beth Crittenden | July 29, 2018

This Is Dedicated to Our Freedom Hello! I hope your summer is going well, wherever in the world you are. The topic of Freedom has been really up for me. I started playing tennis in the program in San Quentin prison (http://bit.ly/SanQuentinTennis).…

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I’m hoping this helps

By Beth Crittenden | June 15, 2018

I was lucky enough to get a special tour of the Academy of Sciences this week. A birthday gift for Bae at which I got to tag along. (Sometimes it really is a matter of who we know!) They told…

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Healthy, Sustainable Passion and Purpose

By Beth Crittenden | May 24, 2018

I wish I knew who gets credit for that diagram originally, but it’s just kind of out there. Regardless, I love it!! Ahhh, clear containers for routes to express purpose and joy in sustainable ways! Look who got to represent…

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Inviting Serenity to the Fear Party

By Beth Crittenden | April 18, 2018

Hello! Thank you for touching eyes to this page! I’ve learned that it’s an occupational hazard of financial coaching, to hear and feel a great deal of financial stress, worry, regret, and fear. I accept it as a sacred honor…

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March saneness and serenity wishes

By Beth Crittenden | March 14, 2018

I have too much to tell you to wait a full month between posts… Since I departed from Facebook and Twitter, my posting needs have grown! Hello! Tell me things of your world! I’m excited that Serena and Venus Williams…

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On class and the meaning we make of money

By Beth Crittenden | February 28, 2018

(Shoutout to my brother Charlie. We used to watch Green Acres as early social studies. Yes, some of you might need to YouTube this TV reference. ) Newsletter link Class Acts I am loving this era of ever more people willing…

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Classy

By Beth Crittenden | February 3, 2018

There is SO much in the ethers about class and status. Especially when it comes to money or implications about money. It can be fascinating to notice (at least, when it’s not personally painful!). There are deeply-embedded, tribal, status-seeking messages…

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Playing well with your accountant/bookkeeper

By Beth Crittenden | January 26, 2018

I’ve noticed something important for your happiness. If you looooove your accountant and/or bookkeeper, you don’t even have to keep reading. Maybe you send them Harry and David pears for the holidays, with genuine gratitude for how they help you. Maybe y’all invite…

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A fresh year

By Beth Crittenden | January 18, 2018

Well hello there! I still wish you Happy New Year (even though it feels that January is a bullet train speeding down a greased track). For some folks, January means post-holiday financial hangovers. Here are some resources if you’d like to take action.…

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Choose your own Holiday Adventure

By Beth Crittenden | December 8, 2017

“Life is at its best when love, money, and creativity are growing together in harmony.” ~Affirmation from The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks A live workshop is coming up! Join us at The Hivery in Mill Valley on January 5th, to Freshen…

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The Fires

By Beth Crittenden | October 12, 2017

Many of us are located in Northern California, where wildfires continue to rage and displacing thousands from their homes. Some have lost absolutely every possession. I’ve lived in the Bay Area since 1999 and have never felt or seen a…

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Happy October!

By Beth Crittenden | October 3, 2017

Blessings on the beginning of your Q4 (and a reminder to wrap up your Q3 to-do’s). I am grateful to have connected with some awesome conversations this year. Here are some of my favorite offerings for you~ http://mailchi.mp/4d963f83d912/financial-wellness-coaching 1) I…

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Enoughness

By Beth Crittenden | September 17, 2017

How Much Is Enough? A recent conversation with a stranger in passing helped me turn a corner. Working within the money realm professionally, I am not immune to the charms and bedevilments of the green stuff. I make my own…

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Defining “profit”

By Beth Crittenden | September 5, 2017

With what do you associate the word “profit“? My previous unchecked assumptions about the word ‘profit’ and what it represents: -the one(s) with the profit “won”, and therefore others “lost” -someone had to have been taken advantage of somehow, for…

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You Will Profit

By Beth Crittenden | August 16, 2017

Hello, self-employed, entrepreneurial women! from-pretty-please-to-yes-thanks   Tonight I will be cascading inspiring resources of #womendoingcool stuff (hollah at http://www.thehivery.com) your way. I’ll tell my updated story and make sure to give credit where credit is due. Thanks to all of you who…

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Reflections

By Beth Crittenden | July 28, 2017

I was lucky enough to go camping with a very wonderful person this past week. It brought up a plethora of “issues”. *I was scared to take the time off from working and earning. *A beloved family member was supposed…

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Financial Wellness Coaching for Entrepreneurial Women

By Beth Crittenden | July 9, 2017

Hello! I hope this finds you thriving and radiantly happy.  http://mailchi.mp/11d4dc793adf/financial-wellness-coaching-for-entrepreneurial-women I’m exploring a few things that are helping me get more of both of those things through my business. I want to thrive and I want radiant happiness…what does…

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June to July 2017

By Beth Crittenden | July 3, 2017

Is your Flow moving as rapidly as mine is lately? Are you aware of how your choices have created your present reality, and your interpretation of it? The cool thing about this money mindfulness stuff is….life just works this way. As…

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May to June 2017

By Beth Crittenden | May 30, 2017

http://mailchi.mp/c63f6e472338/financial-wellness-coaching May 30, 2017. Hello! This message is for everyone interested in financial wellness. I’m glad you’re here. Many of you have heard me rave about http://YNAB.com (You Need A Budget, called “why-nab” for short), the cloud-based budgeting and tracking system that is…

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Who’s your audience?

By Beth Crittenden | May 23, 2017

Hi, beautiful! Are you hydrated? Have you stretched in the last hour? Is what you’re working on today delighting you? Are you feeling connected inside of yourself RIGHT NOW? http://mailchi.mp/1e09c230dc12/whos-your-audience This Money Talk by me and Kirsten Shaw is coming up…

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Being Boss

By Beth Crittenden | May 11, 2017

Hello, and welcome to the maiden voyage of this list for self-employed, entrepreneurial women! I’m going to share some thoughts about being your own boss. The topic was inspired by my favorite comic, Maria Bamford. Here is her take on…

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For Self-employed, Entrepreneurial Women

By admin | May 10, 2017

Join this list to stay informed about live events and online opportunities just for self-employed and/or entrepreneurial women. You might have your own business; may want to have your own business in the future, or you work your job as…

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How Long?

By Beth Crittenden | April 25, 2017

Financial Wellness Coaching: How Long? – http://mailchi.mp/7f0822cf3294/financial-wellness-coaching (for full image) How long will you live? This question has had my attention in this past month. I wish it was called “financial best-guessing” instead of “financial planning”.  How can I plan on these…

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Q1 WrapUp

By Beth Crittenden | March 29, 2017

Click on this for the purty version: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8af40d15ad33147eaf0126f1b&id=149c2fee4d   It’s a Money Nerd Gold Rush this time of year…  2016 taxtime AND 2017 quarter 1 wrapup!!! Here’s a good gameplan for what to make sure is taken care of, $$-wise. 1) Did…

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Naptime for Credit Card

By Beth Crittenden / September 28, 2018

Financial Philosophy Evolution. BEFORE: My trusty no-drama-llamas and the credit card to be discussed I heard a helpful list recently…that people generally fall into one of three categories while on the growth and development path. 1) Self-focus. These folks want to learn by doing. They’re not going to get true knowledge from a book or a lecture. It is “real” to them once they do it and find out for themselves from experience. 2) “God” focus. This group wants to hang out in Divine energy. I mean, who can blame them?! The source of love, patience, compassion, and the broadest perspective possible. Tell them what you want or not; they will…

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Less Lonely leads to More

By Beth Crittenden / August 10, 2018

Here’s to Less Lonely Brene Brown really gets me going. LOVE her. I’m listening to Braving the Wilderness lately (http://bit.ly/BravingTheWildernessBreneBrown) and I highly recommend it! Her research and reporting on the effects of loneliness (negative, as you may have guessed) have me thinking about applications to our relationship with finances.I’m as sure as sure can be that I was sent here on a mission to help others be with real emotions, in order to find their Truth; and often those “real” emotions are butt-kickers. For me, it has been essential to finding healthy communities in which I can work, play, study, and be seen. The “real work” in life often includes a mixture…

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A fresh year

By Beth Crittenden / January 18, 2018

Well hello there! I still wish you Happy New Year (even though it feels that January is a bullet train speeding down a greased track). For some folks, January means post-holiday financial hangovers. Here are some resources if you’d like to take action. 1) I love Simple bank for my personal banking. It is completely online and uses a debit card that works as easily as a credit card. No fees ever, and no way to overdraft. When the account is out of money, the cash register will take out the amount of money available in the account, and then we find some other way to pay the rest of what is owed. LOVE that…

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The Fires

By Beth Crittenden / October 12, 2017

Many of us are located in Northern California, where wildfires continue to rage and displacing thousands from their homes. Some have lost absolutely every possession. I’ve lived in the Bay Area since 1999 and have never felt or seen a natural disaster of this scope here. (fire map: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/38.4093/-122.4447/11) From The Mercury News: “To put the size of the fire in perspective, the 182,000 acres is about 281 square miles. That’s nearly six times larger than San Francisco (about 47 square miles) and larger than San Jose (about 180 square miles) and Oakland (about 78 square miles) combined. According to the website, The Measure of Things, 281 square miles, the size…

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Defining “profit”

By Beth Crittenden / September 5, 2017

With what do you associate the word “profit“? My previous unchecked assumptions about the word ‘profit’ and what it represents: -the one(s) with the profit “won”, and therefore others “lost” -someone had to have been taken advantage of somehow, for profit to result -it’s “extra” money, which is evil for anyone to have since there are starving children in the world; how unfair of anyone to have “extra” -if I like profit, I’ll turn in to Scrooge; nobody likes Scrooge ——————— My revised, updated assumptions of the word ‘profit’, since becoming a “Profit First Professional”: -if I don’t pay for me, someone else has to; ensuring profit increases the likelihood of…

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Reflections

By Beth Crittenden / July 28, 2017

I was lucky enough to go camping with a very wonderful person this past week. It brought up a plethora of “issues”. *I was scared to take the time off from working and earning. *A beloved family member was supposed to have surgery on our first day away; I felt terrible for going out of cell range while that was scheduled. *I’ve paid for more professional training and support lately, and am feeling more financially pinched than usual. *The day we left, I found out that I made a bookkeeping error back in 2014 that is likely going to cost some money to people about whom I care a great deal (as…

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June to July 2017

By Beth Crittenden / July 3, 2017

Is your Flow moving as rapidly as mine is lately? Are you aware of how your choices have created your present reality, and your interpretation of it? The cool thing about this money mindfulness stuff is….life just works this way. As far as I can tell, at least! May as well practice it in an area that has high impact. “Whatever you put your attention on grows.” My wish for you is that your sense of peace and clarity about your finances will increase exponentially. This story is kinda for couples, but it can also apply to besties, family, and colleagues equally well. So, my main squeeze has been really inspired lately by this…

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May to June 2017

By Beth Crittenden / May 30, 2017

http://mailchi.mp/c63f6e472338/financial-wellness-coaching May 30, 2017. Hello! This message is for everyone interested in financial wellness. I’m glad you’re here. Many of you have heard me rave about http://YNAB.com (You Need A Budget, called “why-nab” for short), the cloud-based budgeting and tracking system that is my fave to date. They just started an online referral program that I’m happy to be a part of. If you happen to sign up after your free 34-day trial, we each get a month of access for free!  Go here if you wanna join the YNAB party: https://ynab.com/referral/?ref=WvbkxBtvW1pMkwed&utm_source=customer_referral So this month, I’ve been thinking about how, I DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ACQUISITION OF MONEY AS MY PRIMARY MOTIVATOR, in order to track…

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How Long?

By Beth Crittenden / April 25, 2017

Financial Wellness Coaching: How Long? – http://mailchi.mp/7f0822cf3294/financial-wellness-coaching (for full image) How long will you live? This question has had my attention in this past month. I wish it was called “financial best-guessing” instead of “financial planning”.  How can I plan on these exact numbers if I don’t know how long I will live?! I’ve looked at retirement calculators. I’ve seen life expectancy simulators. I read stories about people who are achieving their retirement dreams (did you see that 101 year old woman from India running a track and field event today?!). I read stories about people who saved for years for retirement, then have a massive heart attack the year before they were…

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Q1 WrapUp

By Beth Crittenden / March 29, 2017

Click on this for the purty version: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8af40d15ad33147eaf0126f1b&id=149c2fee4d   It’s a Money Nerd Gold Rush this time of year…  2016 taxtime AND 2017 quarter 1 wrapup!!! Here’s a good gameplan for what to make sure is taken care of, $$-wise. 1) Did you set $ goals for this year? If so, how’s your progress coming along? If not, it’s not too late to set some goals for the rest of the year! (Feel free to send me your goals and/or progress update. I love that stuff. beth@financialwellness.coach) 2) Have your taxes been filed? (If not, here is a helpful article for business owners who are doing their own tax prep. http://barbarafriedbergpersonalfinance.com/small-business-tax-preparation-checklist/ ) 3) Is…

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Naptime for Credit Card

By Beth Crittenden / September 28, 2018

Financial Philosophy Evolution. BEFORE: My trusty no-drama-llamas and the credit card to be discussed I heard a helpful list recently…that people generally fall into one of three categories while on the growth and development path. 1) Self-focus. These folks want to learn by doing. They’re not going to get true knowledge from a book or a lecture. It is “real” to them once they do it and find out for themselves from experience. 2) “God” focus. This group wants to hang out in Divine energy. I mean, who can blame them?! The source of love, patience, compassion, and the broadest perspective possible. Tell them what you want or not; they will…

Read More

Less Lonely leads to More

By Beth Crittenden / August 10, 2018

Here’s to Less Lonely Brene Brown really gets me going. LOVE her. I’m listening to Braving the Wilderness lately (http://bit.ly/BravingTheWildernessBreneBrown) and I highly recommend it! Her research and reporting on the effects of loneliness (negative, as you may have guessed) have me thinking about applications to our relationship with finances.I’m as sure as sure can be that I was sent here on a mission to help others be with real emotions, in order to find their Truth; and often those “real” emotions are butt-kickers. For me, it has been essential to finding healthy communities in which I can work, play, study, and be seen. The “real work” in life often includes a mixture…

Read More

A fresh year

By Beth Crittenden / January 18, 2018

Well hello there! I still wish you Happy New Year (even though it feels that January is a bullet train speeding down a greased track). For some folks, January means post-holiday financial hangovers. Here are some resources if you’d like to take action. 1) I love Simple bank for my personal banking. It is completely online and uses a debit card that works as easily as a credit card. No fees ever, and no way to overdraft. When the account is out of money, the cash register will take out the amount of money available in the account, and then we find some other way to pay the rest of what is owed. LOVE that…

Read More

The Fires

By Beth Crittenden / October 12, 2017

Many of us are located in Northern California, where wildfires continue to rage and displacing thousands from their homes. Some have lost absolutely every possession. I’ve lived in the Bay Area since 1999 and have never felt or seen a natural disaster of this scope here. (fire map: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/38.4093/-122.4447/11) From The Mercury News: “To put the size of the fire in perspective, the 182,000 acres is about 281 square miles. That’s nearly six times larger than San Francisco (about 47 square miles) and larger than San Jose (about 180 square miles) and Oakland (about 78 square miles) combined. According to the website, The Measure of Things, 281 square miles, the size…

Read More

Defining “profit”

By Beth Crittenden / September 5, 2017

With what do you associate the word “profit“? My previous unchecked assumptions about the word ‘profit’ and what it represents: -the one(s) with the profit “won”, and therefore others “lost” -someone had to have been taken advantage of somehow, for profit to result -it’s “extra” money, which is evil for anyone to have since there are starving children in the world; how unfair of anyone to have “extra” -if I like profit, I’ll turn in to Scrooge; nobody likes Scrooge ——————— My revised, updated assumptions of the word ‘profit’, since becoming a “Profit First Professional”: -if I don’t pay for me, someone else has to; ensuring profit increases the likelihood of…

Read More

Reflections

By Beth Crittenden / July 28, 2017

I was lucky enough to go camping with a very wonderful person this past week. It brought up a plethora of “issues”. *I was scared to take the time off from working and earning. *A beloved family member was supposed to have surgery on our first day away; I felt terrible for going out of cell range while that was scheduled. *I’ve paid for more professional training and support lately, and am feeling more financially pinched than usual. *The day we left, I found out that I made a bookkeeping error back in 2014 that is likely going to cost some money to people about whom I care a great deal (as…

Read More

June to July 2017

By Beth Crittenden / July 3, 2017

Is your Flow moving as rapidly as mine is lately? Are you aware of how your choices have created your present reality, and your interpretation of it? The cool thing about this money mindfulness stuff is….life just works this way. As far as I can tell, at least! May as well practice it in an area that has high impact. “Whatever you put your attention on grows.” My wish for you is that your sense of peace and clarity about your finances will increase exponentially. This story is kinda for couples, but it can also apply to besties, family, and colleagues equally well. So, my main squeeze has been really inspired lately by this…

Read More

May to June 2017

By Beth Crittenden / May 30, 2017

http://mailchi.mp/c63f6e472338/financial-wellness-coaching May 30, 2017. Hello! This message is for everyone interested in financial wellness. I’m glad you’re here. Many of you have heard me rave about http://YNAB.com (You Need A Budget, called “why-nab” for short), the cloud-based budgeting and tracking system that is my fave to date. They just started an online referral program that I’m happy to be a part of. If you happen to sign up after your free 34-day trial, we each get a month of access for free!  Go here if you wanna join the YNAB party: https://ynab.com/referral/?ref=WvbkxBtvW1pMkwed&utm_source=customer_referral So this month, I’ve been thinking about how, I DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ACQUISITION OF MONEY AS MY PRIMARY MOTIVATOR, in order to track…

Read More

How Long?

By Beth Crittenden / April 25, 2017

Financial Wellness Coaching: How Long? – http://mailchi.mp/7f0822cf3294/financial-wellness-coaching (for full image) How long will you live? This question has had my attention in this past month. I wish it was called “financial best-guessing” instead of “financial planning”.  How can I plan on these exact numbers if I don’t know how long I will live?! I’ve looked at retirement calculators. I’ve seen life expectancy simulators. I read stories about people who are achieving their retirement dreams (did you see that 101 year old woman from India running a track and field event today?!). I read stories about people who saved for years for retirement, then have a massive heart attack the year before they were…

Read More

Q1 WrapUp

By Beth Crittenden / March 29, 2017

Click on this for the purty version: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8af40d15ad33147eaf0126f1b&id=149c2fee4d   It’s a Money Nerd Gold Rush this time of year…  2016 taxtime AND 2017 quarter 1 wrapup!!! Here’s a good gameplan for what to make sure is taken care of, $$-wise. 1) Did you set $ goals for this year? If so, how’s your progress coming along? If not, it’s not too late to set some goals for the rest of the year! (Feel free to send me your goals and/or progress update. I love that stuff. beth@financialwellness.coach) 2) Have your taxes been filed? (If not, here is a helpful article for business owners who are doing their own tax prep. http://barbarafriedbergpersonalfinance.com/small-business-tax-preparation-checklist/ ) 3) Is…

Read More