Karen's Blog

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

October Training Starting– Design the Life of Your Dreams by Becoming a Financial Recovery Counselor

The recent swings in the economy show us how stressful it can be to be reliant on someone for our employment. What if you were in control of your career? And what if your work was truly meaningful, helping others take control of their financial lives? Here at the Financial Recovery Institute, we are getting ready to start our next training class, and I am inviting you to be a part of it. The group portion of our training begins in Late September, so now is the time to consider this opportunity. The training program is 18 months long, and you can begin seeing clients before you complete the program. Whether you're a health care professional, coach, financial educator or an entrepreneur ready for a new career, the Financial Recovery training programs gives you the skills, tools, and experience you need to build a successful business or...Continue Reading