This Holiday Season, Let’s Stop “Shoulding” on Ourselves.

As profiled last month, Natalie Wagner, CFRC, of VitalFinancials has a new program for those interested in learning 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.”

For more information, visit VitalFinancials’ website, or contact Natalie at 303-507-9250 for a complimentary consultation.

Holly Donaldson

Holly P. Donaldson, CFP® writes and consults on the psychology of money. Her fee-only, product-free financial planning practice focuses on increasing financial self-efficacy for those seeking a financial navigator to help them make good decisions. She is the author of The Mindful Money Mentality: How to Find Balance in Your Financial Future (Porchview Publishing, 2013) and publisher of the award-winning monthly e-letter, "The View From the Porch." With a fully virtual practice in Seminole, Florida, she primarily serves clients located in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater areas. Holly will also work with clients who are a good fit located elsewhere in the United States.

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