Author Archives: Renee Brown

When is your child ready for social? 10 questions to consider

As we celebrate Social Media week, I share one of the most common questions I receive from audiences on social: what is that magic age where you release your child into the social-sphere? I hate to break it to you, … Continue reading

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Preteen money moment

Several weeks ago I was balancing a work day with taking care of my 10-year-old who was not in school at the time and my partner was caring for her mother. So, the day started with my daughter enjoying my … Continue reading

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The price of priceless memories

The summer of 2013 was an amazing one of new travels and milestones. As our family is intentionally shifting our investments from “things” to “experiences” we learned much on our journeys this summer. So, what does the typical American household … Continue reading

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When to look fear in the face

Humans have an innate ability to focus on some things and ignore others for survival. This ability to compartmentalize can be both very healthy and not so healthy. In situations that strike fear in your soul, it can be healthy … Continue reading

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Tough talks – conversations about money with your spouse or partner

It seems like most all work days involve a conversation I would rather not have…. coaching an employee for bad behavior, telling a vendor they are not performing, sharing news people would rather not know, and making decisions that select … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate NCOD

So, what does October 11th mean to you? It has always had a positive meaning for me because it is my mother’s birthday. It also is a lovely time of year – Fall colors, football season, the crisp colors, Halloween … Continue reading

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Get in the game, younger self!

If I had an opportunity to offer advice related to money to my younger self, I would have engaged with money matters sooner, and made money my friend. I made three fundamental mistakes and I plan to teach my daughter … Continue reading

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Conversations with your aging parents about finances

I love conversations with fun people. As an extrovert, it gives me energy. I think I have discussed every appropriate and inappropriate topic under the sun through the years. I even recall briefly discovering the meaning of life during one … Continue reading

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The bucket is half full

I found an interesting statistic from a study out of Virginia Tech that noted that 80% of Americans don’t have goals. Wow – I have goals but I do not have a bucket list, intentionally. What is the difference? I … Continue reading

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What would it take to move you?

June 2013 was an amazing month of change with the ground breaking Supreme Court rulings, and I have gotten a few questions about how this huge change will impact our family. That chapter is yet to be written so for … Continue reading

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