Facing Our Relationship With Money Can Change Us

Mar 22, 2021 10:10 AM ET

by Maggie Kulyk, founder of Chicory Wealth and author of "Integrating Money and Meaning" 

I have been working with people and their finances for almost twenty years now, and one thing I know for certain: Each person’s relationship with money is unique and powerful, whether they choose to recognize it or not. I have also noticed that those who are willing to accept and work with the realities of their relationship with money generally lead happier and more balanced lives.

My experience is no exception, and it was indeed my own (at first reluctant) willingness to look at my somewhat twisted relationship with money and its connection to the rest of my life that lead me on the path to helping others “integrate money and meaning.”  Like many people, I was taught growing up that religion/spirituality went in one pigeonhole and everything else (money for instance) had its own separate space. I no longer believe in those lines.

When I started my financial profession, I saw there was much more to it than the usual figures and formulas. The conversations around money I was having with people intertwined with the larger tapestry of their lives, including their spiritual lives, yet there was no opportunity to address this. There was not even a framework on which to envision the connection. 

Read Maggie's insightful article here - https://greenmoney.com/facing-our-relationship-with-money-can-change-us