Friday, April 22, 2016


Pathways Advisory Group, Inc.
Dustin J. Smith, CFP®

What role does money play in your life?  Is money a source of stress in your household?  Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  And my favorite, if your money could talk, what would it say to you?  Money plays an important role in our lives but it’s not always a clear one.

Our financial beliefs and habits develop in early childhood and evolve with life experiences.  Some of us end up living paycheck to paycheck wondering where it all goes.  Others save habitually and monitor faithfully.  Regardless, understanding your beliefs, habits and hang-ups certainly helps clarify financial goals and what it will take to achieve them. 

If you would you like to learn more about the role of money in your life, I just finished a book by Denise Hughes (Earn, Save, Spend, Give) that might be helpful.  It’s a quick read with lots of credibility (she is a financial counselor who became one through her own struggles with money).  Denise, who spoke at a conference I attended in 2015, walks you through an exploration of money and her approach to better financial health.  It certainly gets you thinking.

Let Katie know at if you are interested in a copy.   

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