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    Money Matters - What if You're a Victim of Fraud?

    If you read the title of this post and wondered what journaling has to do with being a victim of fraud, I can attest that it is a very important step in the healing process. Often, victims of crimes blame themselves for what’s happened, and journaling can help victims see they’ve done nothing wrong. 

    Earlier this month, I was a victim of credit card fraud for the third time this year. This time the fraud happened on my business credit card, which I keep stored in my desk drawer. I was angry and confused as to how this happened. I run my business online, and it’s likely that a site I shop at was hacked and the fraudster gained access to my credit card number.

    The previous two instances of fraud, I’m pretty sure I know what triggered it, and I will share this with you so you can avoid falling prey to similar scams. But first, a little reminder about my background so you know where I’m coming from.

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    Money Matters - How Can You Change Your Financial Habits?

    The toughest part of creating healthy new habits to replace the old habits that are no longer serving us well is allowing ourselves to change. As Mari discusses in 7 Days to Money Mastery, making a...

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    Money Matters - Do You Need a Money Checkup?

    I recently caught myself having a pity party for my lack of funds and realized my attitude was only making the situation worse. It was to the point where I found myself saying things like, “What’s...

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    Money Matters: Why is Money an Emotionally Charged Topic?

    Today’s post is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I find it interesting that, like many taboo topics, discussions about money can get heated rather quickly. The topic of money can be...

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    Money Matters: How to Start Over With Your Personal Finances

    The good news when it comes to your personal finances is that you have the opportunity to start over whenever you want. Sometimes starting over means rebuilding after claiming bankruptcy, but it can...

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    Money Matters: How Can I Work with a Financial Professional?

    Tax season is here again, and I thought this would be an appropriate time to discuss working with financial professionals. There are two ways of looking at the question: How can I work with a...

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    Money Matters: How Can You Learn to Love Money?

    If you’ve been working on your money issues for a while, you may have been told that you have limiting beliefs around money and that’s why you can’t seem to make more money or save any money....

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    Money Matters: How Can Journaling Improve Your Finances?

    If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you know that when I first started journaling, I was skeptical that the simple act of writing things down could help me achieve my financial goals. It...

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    Money Matters: How to Reach Your Financial Goals in 2021

    As the new year approaches, some people are starting to think about setting resolutions. Starting a fresh new year is an opportunity to start over. After the crazy year 2020 has been, people are...

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