By Kate Northrup Have you ever bought something that in the moment felt like the best purchase EVER, only to wonder what the heck you were thinking when you got your credit card bill three weeks later? If so, you may have fallen prey to impulsive spending. Money is a deeply emotional issue. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or totally out of touch. We buy things because we want to feel a certain way: abundant, pretty, comfortable, sexy, etc. But the truth is, the
By Kate Northrup I have a confession to make: I’ve got this book about money coming out and I’m scared of being “the money girl” for the rest of my life. My book is called Money: A Love Story, Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want. As my publication date gets closer (September 10, 2013), I find myself getting my panties in a wrinkle worrying about what this book is going to mean to my life twenty years from now. I have at least one other book about
My talk, Money: A Love Story, was supposed to end the morning session. But the audience’s (and my own) need for a break were obvious. So I whispered to the organizer: “I don’t have to speak today. Let’s just take me off the agenda so we can stay on schedule, or at least I’ll just speak for 5 minutes instead of 30.” It seemed logical. We were running over. There was too much information to cover in too little time. I would just take myself out and make it easier for everyone.