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Nancy Phillps

The Striking Similarities between Sports and Financial Life Skills

This is a picture of my son Max racing at Whistler Mountain a few weeks ago. It's his first year racing in the downhill series, and it was really exciting (and nerve wracking) watching he and the other young racers fly full speed down the mountain. As I reflected...

What To Look For in a Personal Finance App

Success Starts with Awareness You can’t improve something you’re not aware of, so becoming aware of your financial choices and outcomes is critical. This is true now more so than ever before because of the ease and speed with which we can spend money. It wasn’t so...

Feeling Great – and Why Shopping Just Doesn’t Do It Long-Term

Everybody has ups and downs in life, sometimes really big ups and downs. For the past countless number of decades, shopping has been promoted as the thing to do when you’re feeling down (or up for that matter but that’s another blog.) We have to remember the groups...

5 Dangerous Mistakes to Avoid when Teaching Your Kids about Money

While the topic of money has long been a taboo topic in many homes, it’s more critical than ever that we begin to make a conscious effort to teach our children the basics before someone else does, someone who may not have their best interests at heart. We all know...

How To Teach Your Young Children about Needs and Wants

If you’re like me, you’ve had moments while shopping with your young children that were somewhat... challenging. Teaching young children about why they can or can’t have something at a given moment takes patience, repetition, and knowing a few key strategies! The real...

How are You Smart? The Answer Can Change Your Life

Has anyone ever told you the answers to these questions? For most of us, the answer is no. You are going to discover the answer in the next few minutes and the information has the potential to change your life, and how you look at yourself and your personal strengths....

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