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Why Your Future Health and Wellness Matter Now

Why Your Future Health and Wellness Matter Now

What if I told you I can see you in the future: needing healthcare but being unable to make the decisions necessary to attain it? I have many friends [...]
Ask Dana: 8 Essential Year-End Personal Finance Planning Tips

Ask Dana: 8 Essential Year-End Personal Finance Planning Tips

Hi Dana: Is there anything I need to be paying attention to before the end of the year? (Other than holiday shopping, of course!) Thank you for you [...]
Are You Practicing Mindful Wealth?

Are You Practicing Mindful Wealth?

If the past few months have given you more time for introspection, use it to improve your financial plan in a big-picture way. Even for the privileged [...]
Clean Your Tap Water of Toxins and Chemicals

Clean Your Tap Water of Toxins and Chemicals

Clean, hydrating water once flowed freely on our planet. It is a gift from Mother Earth and at Spring Aqua, we believe Mother Earth got it right. A [...]
Independence and Your Finances

Independence and Your Finances

Freedom and independence are important to us as Americans. As we celebrate these ideals this July 4, recognize that not all financial professionals pr [...]
Investing Can Be Complicated But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Investing Can Be Complicated But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Investing can be incredibly complicated, with hundreds of thousands of investment choices that can be combined in nearly infinite variations. The shee [...]
Healthy Fats – How About Healthy Debt?

Healthy Fats – How About Healthy Debt?

When it comes to your finances, what keeps you awake at night? A few years ago, a client, Louise*, confided in me: “Debt gets me nervous.” Knowing tha [...]
4 Strategies for an Organized Tax Season

4 Strategies for an Organized Tax Season

Has tax season become a frustrating paper chase? These tactics can buy you some relief. As is the case almost every year, tax day is apt to sneak up i [...]
Resolve to Detox Your Finances in 2021

Resolve to Detox Your Finances in 2021

I admit it. I sipped many virtual happy hour drinks and binged on comfort foods to initially cope with COVID-19. I regularly rationalized my choices. [...]
Time to Think Big

Time to Think Big

If the past few months have given you more time for introspection, use it to improve your financial plan in a big-picture way. Even for the privileged [...]
Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

Ask Dana: A Column Where Personal Finance & Life Intersect

“Dana, I’ve recently lost a spouse. On top of an overall feeling of mourning and loss, I find myself overwhelmed with the estate and financial matters [...]
Can You Still Retire Soon?

Can You Still Retire Soon?

The gains in the market have lasted for 15 straight months, and now the thrill of the ride has been swept from under our feet. I have started to go th [...]
Realize Your Dreams Through Financial Planning

Realize Your Dreams Through Financial Planning

Almost a year ago an accomplished doctor and her successful businessman husband entrusted me to be their Certified Financial Planner and Private Wealt [...]
Phones & Finances: Making the Smart Call

Phones & Finances: Making the Smart Call

On a recent road trip, I stopped at a store and saw something that I hadn't seen in a while, a pay phone. As I slowly picked up the handle, memories [...]
Share Your Financial Abundance Tax-Efficiently

Share Your Financial Abundance Tax-Efficiently

With Thanksgiving and the holidays on the horizon, there’s lots of focus this time of year on gratefulness, abundance, and sharing with others. As yo [...]
Local & Natural Bath Products for the Holidays at Farm to Bath

Local & Natural Bath Products for the Holidays at Farm to Bath

Farm to Bath started with our daughter, Katie, who has severe cerebral palsy and is highly sensitive to chemicals in cleaning products. I used to buy [...]
4 Financial Strategies for Changing Careers

4 Financial Strategies for Changing Careers

Here in Connecticut, October is known for its transitions. As temperatures dip and the air becomes crisp, leaves on trees change colors from vibrant [...]
3 Financial Planning Strategies for Couples

3 Financial Planning Strategies for Couples

Recently a woman in her 40s approached me to talk at the end of a financial workshop that I delivered. With tears in her eyes she said simply, “Thank [...]
Three Perspectives on Financial Independence

Three Perspectives on Financial Independence

On a recent bright Sunday afternoon, five women and I enjoyed wine, cheese, coffee, and amazing conversation. Normally you don’t think of “coffee” wit [...]
Dump Him!  Find The Financial Advisor Who Is Right For You

Dump Him! Find The Financial Advisor Who Is Right For You

You know the feeling. You don’t look forward to talking to him like you used to. When you see him, he smiles and nods, but you sense that he’s not r [...]
Getting to the Root Cause of Clutter

Getting to the Root Cause of Clutter

All of us at one time or another can live amongst the midst of clutter. There can be many reasons why the clutter happens in our life but there is tr [...]
Do You Know Your Financial Health Vital Signs?

Do You Know Your Financial Health Vital Signs?

You know the drill. Every time you go to your doctor’s office for a consultation, there are certain vital signs that are always measured: your weight [...]
Monetize Your Mission…Through Marketing Your Solutions

Monetize Your Mission…Through Marketing Your Solutions

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. This is incredibly true, even in your small business. I recentl [...]
Monetize Your Mission…Through Marketing Your Solutions

Monetize Your Mission…Through Marketing Your Solutions

Most holistic business owners dread knowing their financial position and as a result, your level of abundance is directly impacted. This month’s colum [...]
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