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The Real Value of Money 

by Sherry Lutz Herrington It’s fascinating that we don’t all perceive the value of money the sa…

Family Ties to Financial Abuse 

by Sherry Lutz Herrington Once upon a time, or at least that’s how we’re told stories start.  I…

Starting Over

By Sherry Lutz Herrington  The beginning of a new year is a great time to reevaluate all kinds …

Hold Your Head Up

By Sherry Lutz Herrington  Statistically, if a woman is being abused, whether physically, emoti…

Finding your life's purpose
Contributing to the Greater Good

In life we face many choices. To go this way, or that. To do this or be that.  Over and over, w…

Good Looking, Charming, with Money

I’ve realized recently that a lot of financially abusive men are good looking, charming, and have mo…

Fighting for the Underdog: Yourself

One thing that I’ve come to realize, not just as a victim of financial abuse, but also in hearing st…

Out Spouse
Out Spouse

In a healthy marriage, the family finances are transparent. Even if one person is responsible for ha…

Feeding Financial Abuse

As you’ve likely heard me quote, if there is abuse (verbal, emotional, physical, sexual) in a relati…

Reading about the life of late, great music icon, Tina Turner, got me thinking about all the women who came before us. The ones who endured financial abuse, and worse kinds of abuse, and weren’t able to speak up.   Society is changing, if slowly.
Those Who Came Before

Reading about the life of late, great music icon, Tina Turner, got me thinking about all the women w…

Financial Trauma

Having experienced severe trauma recently, I’m not one to banter around the word lightly. PTSD is a …

The Meaning of Green

As much as February might be considered the month of red, March, the month of St. Patrick’s Day and …

The Meaning of Red

February is often seen as the month of love because it’s when we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Lo…

Financial Boundaries

I’ve been noticing a lot of talk about respecting boundaries lately. We hear how important it is to …

Financial Discipline
Financial Discipline

Recovering from financial abuse takes a lot of financial discipline. Coming out of a financially abu…

Dreaming Your Way To Recovery

Recovering from financial abuse starts with leaving. It’s impossible to recover from financial abuse…

Living Below Your Means
Living Below Your Means

If you have recently left a financially abusive relationship, you may find yourself living an entire…

Letting Go of Resentment

Surviving financial abuse is tough. Moving on and letting go of one’s resentment towards her abuser …

A Case for Marriage Contracts
A Case for Marriage Contracts

A Case for Marriage Contracts – After surviving a financially abusive marriage and being a pro…

Communicating about Money

Communicating about Money – We’ve heard it often enough (and it’s generally accepted) that mon…

Strength and Vulnerability

Strength and Vulnerability – I am often told how strong I am, and usually I embrace that quali…

Gratitude

Gratitude – You’ve probably heard numerous times to count your blessings. To have gratitu…

The Gold Digger

The Gold Digger – Financial abuse can be perpetrated in a variety of ways. Typically we think …

The Discomfort Zone

The Discomfort Zone – As this journey called life has brought challenges that push me to grow,…

Fierce, Sexy, and SWEET!

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel out of your depth? And then you realize…

Financial Gaslighting

Financial abuse is a nightmare. Gaslighting is a nightmare. Combine the two and you may just start t…

Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck – Living in a financially abusive situation is tough. No question about i…

Princess Dreams

Princess Dreams – Once upon a time, a little girl dreamt of living a grand, glorious life.&nbs…

Financial Neglect

Financial Neglect – Sometimes neglect perpetrates abuse. We know this, but since it seems…

33 – 43 – 53ish, Three Decades, All Alike

33, 43 and 53-ish! – What an interesting combination of women.  Three different deca…

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back – The horrors of last year’s COVID-19 pandemic have left behind tremendous fallo…

Financial Confidence

Financial Confidence – Becoming financially empowered is about increasing your financial confi…

The Feminist Recovery
The Feminist Recovery

The Feminist Recovery – As we finally begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, I wonder wha…

The Downside of Retail Therapy
The Downside of Retail Therapy

The Downside of Retail Therapy – Retail therapy is a real thing.  But that doesn’t mean i…

Budgeting for Badasses

“A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” John Maxwell Budge…

Damsels In Distress
Damsels In Distress

Damsels In Distress – Most of us were raised on fairy tales featuring a handsome prince rescui…

How to Avoid Financial Abuse
How to Avoid Financial Abuse

How to Avoid Financial Abuse – I thought I would start the new year off with an excerpt from m…

Holiday Hell

Is there an increase in financial abuse during the holiday season? Holiday Hell – I want to po…

Mowing the Lawn
Mowing the Lawn

Mowing the Lawn – Yesterday as I was mowing the lawn I started thinking about how, as a single…

Turning Around the “Women’s Recession”
Turning Around the “Women’s Recession”

Turning Around the “Women’s Recession” – At this point in the pandemic, there are still more q…

The Stages of Financial Recovery

The Stages of Financial Recovery – When I look at what to write about regarding financial abus…

Tilting Your Mind Away From Fear

Tilting Your Mind Away From Fear – I just had one of those conversations that inspired me as m…

Breaking the Patterns that Bind Us
Breaking the Patterns that Bind Us

Breaking the Patterns that Bind Us – I was thinking today about a woman I talked to recently a…

Jealousy

Jealousy – I didn’t realize until recently what an impact jealousy has had on my life.  I…

Overcoming the Fear of Living with Uncertainty
Overcoming the Fear of Living with Uncertainty

As I was writing about living with the uncertainty of these times for businesses, it dawned on me th…

What Father’s Day Means to Me
What Father’s Day Means to Me

When I think of Father’s Day, I cringe. My father was never the all-American dad. Unfortunately, he’…

Learning to Set Financial Boundaries
Learning to Set Financial Boundaries

After surviving financial abuse and being well past the drama of that time in my life, I tend to thi…

Healthy Financial Boundaries
Healthy Financial Boundaries

If saying “no” is a healthy “yes”, then what else do we need to learn as we heal from financial abus…

Self-Care: What Does it Mean to You?
Self-Care: What Does it Mean to You?

When my assistant reminded me this morning that I had promised to write about self-care for Mother’s…

Lifestyle Inflation: How to Keep Living at the Same Level When Your Income Increases

In business, we often hear about scope creep. This is when the work required to complete a project g…

Financial Empowerment
Financial Empowerment

Considering the current “shelter at home” order, I’m wondering if this might be the opportunity some…

Trapped Financially
Trapped Financially

As this shelter at home order continues, I can’t help but think about those stuck in abusive relatio…

Saving for a Rainy Day – Part II
Saving for a Rainy Day – Part II

Saving for a Rainy Day – Part II – Now that we’ve discussed how to create an emergency fund&#8…

The First Day of Spring
The First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring – Last Friday was  the first day of spring, but it felt nothing l…

Saving for a Rainy Day – Part I

Saving for a Rainy Day – Part I – After surviving the worst economic times of our lifetimes (w…

Understanding Financial Abuse

Understanding Financial Abuse – The term “economic abuse” was coined in the 1980’s…

Money as Power

Money as Power: As I sit here trying to figure out what to write, the stories I’ve heard from women …

Money and Emotions
Money and Emotions

Money and Emotions: Why has money become such an emotional topic? We used to live in a society …

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