Natalie Wagner, CFRC, of VitalFinancials has an interesting program for those who want to learn why they spend, share, and save the way they do. Called the “Money Energy Cycle,” Wagner’s program allows an in-depth look at the value we create and exchange in receiving and using money to support our life and lifestyle.
In a series of money mindfulness thoughts for the holidays, she begins with shuffing off “shoulds,” such as:
– “I ‘should’ serve 10 holiday side dishes, like my mother did”,
– “I ‘should’ buy my children elaborate gifts, like their friends’ parents do,”
– “I ‘should’ buy a brand new holiday outfit each year, because that’s the way it’s always been.”
Other “shoulds” I have heard around the holidays include, “I ‘should’ fly to visit family,” “I ‘should’ attend all of my spouse’s after-hours work events,” and “I ‘should’ be giving more than I’m receiving.” While all of these things may be ok, it’s when the words “want to” are substituted with “should” that could signal there’s a money-based belief worth re-examining.
For more information on getting ok with supposed and real holiday obligations, visit VitalFinancials’ website (www.vitalfinancials.com), or contact Natalie at 303-507-9250 for a complimentary consultation.