Making Smart Decisions with Your Money Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Over the last 20 years, I’ve spent more than 39,500 hours helping people learn how to make better decisions. I’ve pulled all of those conversations into one book, and I’m super excited to give you a sneak peek.



Tough Choices

Ideas for People Who Use Money: We May Be Hurting Ourselves

Each week, I’ll share interesting resources I’ve found related to money, behavior, emotion, and anything else that catches my eye. My goal is to highlight the valuable work other people are doing to help you make better, more thoughtful decisions. The Danger of Borrowing Money From Your Future Self THE…


Do Your Values Align with Your Money & Time?

I’ve been surprised by a lot of things as a financial adviser. One of the biggest surprises has ended up playing a critical role in my development: the process of self-examination. It has mattered both professionally and personally, and it should to you too. Yet hardly anyone openly talks about…

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12 Days of OPFP: Gaining more awareness on Day 12

To close out the 12 Days of OPFP, I want to end with a sketch that I think gets to heart of what I’m trying to accomplish. Yesterday, I broached everyone’s “favorite” money subject: budgeting. Today’s sketch mentions it specifically, but puts it in a context I don’t believe many…


12 Days of OPFP: When we buy things we don’t value on Day 11

Whenever I bring up the word “budget,” people get a pained look on their face. Sort of a cross between when they hear “flossing” and “exercise.” I get it. We understand objectively the value of knowing where and how we spend money. But emotionally, we can come up with 50…


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