Karen's Blog

New Year, New Career

Have you ever gone on an exciting vacation to some place new, a place you’ve always wanted to go, only to long for home once you got there? That’s a little of what I’m feeling. While launching the new MoneyMinderOnline software has been a dream come true and an exciting, wild ride, I simply cannot wait to “come home” to the work I love the best: teaching people how to have their own lucrative and rewarding career as a certified Financial Recovery Counselor. So, with great pleasure, I announce that I am currently interviewing people who want to be included in this upcoming Financial Recovery training and be personally mentored by me in how to become a successful money coach.  If you know someone who is ready for a new career they love, or someone who wants to create more meaning and financial prosperity in their l...Continue Reading

A Video for the New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to evaluate what we need and value at a deep level, and reflect on how those needs and values are met or expressed through our relationship with money. In other words, how can you best take care of yourself this year by making choices that fill you up rather than leave you feeling empty or deprived? With that in mind, I’d like to share a short video produced by CMN.TV in which I speak briefly about how, by acknowledging the emptiness or sense of deprivation we may feel, we can make conscious, healing choices that allow us to not only restore our financial well-being but discover how to “fill-up” that inner emptiness. Once you’ve had a chance to watch the video, I’d love to hear how this message resonated with you. Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. ...Continue Reading

Creating the Holiday of your Dreams — with no added debt

For many people, the holiday season is a mad rush of spending too much time, too much energy, and too much money. We start the holidays with dread and end them in debt – and it’s no wonder: for months, we are bombarded with advertisements and peer pressure to buy more, spend more, and do more. What happened to connecting with people we love? Celebrating the joy of being alive? The simple pleasures of giving? At the Financial Recovery Institute, we’ve helped thousands of clients break their holiday over-spending habit, and I’ve learned that the best way to do it is by making a solid plan. Having a plan for the holidays means understanding your history, being clear about your expectations, and coming up with a balanced approach to spending your time, your energy and your money. In my Holiday planner, (which is yours for free- plea...Continue Reading

Get Out of Your Financial Fog

A Note from Karen McCall The following article continues our mini-series on how to take the first steps in healing your relationship with money. If you're already well on your way to financial recovery, you may want to forward this email to someone you know who is struggling with money issues. My intention is to send you information that is immediately useful to you, so please let me know if there is a certain topic, challenge or issue you'd like to read about. Thank you! **** The Truth About Money: 3 Steps to Track Your Way Out of the Financial Fog Have you ever wondered why casinos make you turn your cash into chips in order to play their games? Some say it’s for security reasons, but think about it. If you were tossing real money onto the table, wouldn’t you be much more cautious? And if the thrill of the game stopped o...Continue Reading

Your Money, Your Life

A Note from Karen:  The following article continues our mini-series on how to take the first steps in healing your relationship with money. If you're already well on your way to financial recovery, you may want to forward this email to someone you know who is struggling with money issues.  My intention is to send you information that is immediately useful to you, so please let me know if there is a certain topic, challenge, or issue that you'd like to read about. Money & Financial Recovery: Walk With Compassion on the Road to Financial Recovery There is an expression that states: “You’re only as sick as your secrets.” And people who are in financial crisis — no matter how they got there — tend to keep a lot of secrets. They feel so much self-judgment, shame and embarrassment about having chronic money problems that stay...Continue Reading