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Marie Burns, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), advocates for women’s financial health. She is an author of a financial checklist book series, speaker, podcast host and partners with clients to offer friendly financial advice in her independent practice www.FocusPointPlanning.com. Visit her at Marie@MindMoneyMotion.com or https://www.facebook.com/MindMoneyMotion/

Latest Posts By Marie Burns

10 months ago

Feeling Like “When It Rains, It Pours” When It Comes to Loss?

I don’t feel like there is a magic age, but eventually, we realise how short life really is. Maybe it’s just more of an awareness as we keep journeying through these milestone “new decade” birthdays, like turning 60. We are halfway through this year…

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11 months ago

Finding Financial Harmony in Wedding Season

In my mind, Spring marks the beginning of wedding season. Although realistically I know weddings can be any month of the year. I remember in 2020, I was talking to a wedding venue owner here in Arizona and asking how he could possibly…

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11 months ago

Falling Apart vs Drifting Apart When It Comes to Estate Planning

I read a recent headline: Marriages don’t fall apart, they drift apart. I am not a marriage counselor but I serve as a money counselor so my brain immediately went to the fact that the same can be said of our money life. Our finances rarely fall apart…

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11 months ago

What Motherly Advice Did You Receive About Money?

In the month of Mother’s Day, it is appropriate to think about and appreciate mothers as well as other women who play important roles in our lives. Women we admire have had an impact on us in many ways. I was in a women’s group discussion…

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12 months ago

Whatever Happened to Grandma’s Hats?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like I see women wearing hats much anymore. As a child, we once lived with my grandmother for about six months while our house was being built and my favorite thing to do was play in her hat closet…

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12 months ago

What Does Your Financial Health Depend On?(VIDEO)

When articles or discussions center around the question, “do you know your number,” they are usually referring to your retirement nest egg value. Specifically, how much do you need to have stashed away before you can retire and not have to worry about…

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1 year ago

Where Did You Learn The Life Skill of Money Management? (VIDEO)

Who did you learn from about money and personal finance in your life? Parents or grandparents? School? Or no one, aka the School of Hard Knocks? April is National Financial Literacy Awareness month in the United States, so it’s the perfect time…

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1 year ago

Embracing Less Worry to Enjoy More of Life

Good news! We are getting close to half of our states here in the US that will begin to require a personal finance course in order to graduate from high school. Yeah! At the same time, I’m also wondering why we haven’t done this long ago?

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1 year ago

NEXT! The Perfect Four-Letter Word for Your Life

Now that we are older and wiser, a “Next!” attitude might be just the approach we need to make the most of whatever we still want life to look like. Ask yourself, “I conquered that (no matter how big or small), now what do I want next?”

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1 year ago

What Is the State of Your Positive Intelligence?

You have likely heard of IQ (Intelligence Quotient, a test measuring intelligence relative to others) or EQ (Emotional Quotient, a measurement of the ability to identify and manage your emotions and the emotions of others). But have you heard of PQ?

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