MONEY matters

Mark Zaifman's thoughts on money, global economic trends and politics
Coffee Party USA
Mark Zaifman   |    Mon, Apr 12, 2010 @ 02:24 PM
Your Money or Your Life's Vicki Robin, Coming to Cotati
Mark Zaifman   |    Fri, Jan 08, 2010 @ 02:52 PM
Peace of Mind With Money
Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Aug 27, 2009 @ 12:18 PM

Imagine having peace of mind. How does that make you feel? What image or thought enters your mind? I think for many people, it’s a feeling of abundance, of having enough of what you need and then some. Perhaps most importantly, in this state of consciousness, money worries are non-existent and you feel financially secure. So how do you get here?

First, you need to ask yourself how much is enough? If you have a significant other, this is a money and lifestyle conversation that offers you both an incredible opportunity to set common goals and work as a team.

The Economic Meltdown and The Seven Stages of Grief
Mark Zaifman   |    Fri, Feb 20, 2009 @ 05:26 PM

Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to be on KGO radio in San Francisco for an hour with Joanne Greene, as part of the book tour for Your Money or Your Life, of which I was a contributor to. The topic du jour of course was money. We discussed money and spirituality as well as your relationship with money and then moved to discussing the current economic meltdown. That’s when things got interesting.

As soon as we started talking about the stimulus plan, specifically the mortgage proposal President Obama spoke about last week , that’s when I heard the anger so many people are feeling right now come roaring out of the gate. With right wing talk radio fanning the flames of anger and stoking the fear so many people feel, we’re going backwards, not forwards in solving the serious problems our country is facing. Joanne’s show is progressive and she is one smart cookie. Yet even with her listeners that I sense tend to be more moderate and left of center, the vibe of anger and blaming other people for getting us into this mess was present.

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