Money Psychology- What Is Your Money Story?

Money Psychology- What Is Your Money Story?

The field of Psychology and Money is a deep and fascinating one. We don’t need a PhD in Psychology to see some basic trends in our behaviors, our internal stories from our family of origin, and the attitudes we have towards money today. We all recognize ourselves at some point in the descriptions above. Now that we’ve begun to identify some of our self-destructive behavior in relationship to money, it is time to turn those dynamics around 180 degrees, and create a loving, healthy relationship with our money, as with a loving partner.

Uncover Your Relationship With Money & Create Financial Freedom

Uncover Your Relationship With Money & Create Financial Freedom

Because money can buy us things we want and need, money is equated with power. It gives us the power to own real estate, boats, go on vacations, and buy new cars. If we are very wealthy, we are able to be philanthropic and give to charitable causes we believe in. With all of this comes a varying degree of power. Some people falsely believe that their money provides them with power they wouldn’t otherwise have, and become power-grabbers. Some uses money to manipulate others. Some thrive on building empires, enjoying the view at the top. These types of empire builders love to have those below them they support, their patriarchal/matriarchal role in the family firmly rooted.

The Myth of Motherly Perfection: How Do Working Moms Do It?

The Myth of Motherly Perfection: How Do Working Moms Do It?

The truth is that the decade of the 1950’s, upon which we have rested the mantle of the American ideal, was an anomaly, not the norm. American women have not exited the workforce in such mass exodus at any time in American history prior or since that single decade. This idealized notion of the perfect life in the ‘burbs, with Mom at home baking cookies and Dad working 9-5 to provide for the family, was a product of an isolated economic post-war boom. If you have children, many of us argue within themselves, whether it is a better to stay at home with your children or be a working mother, but as we all know, for many of us it is not a choice we have the luxury to make.