Posts tagged "therapy for your pocketbook"

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 13: “But I Want to Buy A House Now!”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Connie, who recently moved in with her boyfriend, shares her desire to move away from their bongo-playing, hippie neighbors and move into a house of their own. But she’s torn between saving for retirement and saving for a home. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor…
By: The Frisky / December 9, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 12: “Clothes Investment”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Susie, a young professional, shares that she sees everything she buys as an investment ... like sunglasses and blouses her daughter will wear someday. But, um, she doesn’t have a daughter, yet. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor explains that if you’re in serious credit…
By: The Frisky / November 18, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 11: “Stocks, Bonds and Metaphors”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Diane, a recent divorcee, comes clean and admits that although she signed up for a Roth IRA, she has no clue how to invest her dollars. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor explains that there are funds specifically created for new investors who aren’t stock…
By: The Frisky / October 15, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 10: “Sandals, Sundresses & Silence, Please”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Connie, a teacher who is stressed from trying to keep her third graders from setting their surroundings on fire, ponders what to do with some extra cash. Become an investor or a jetsetter? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor helps her find a way to…
By: The Frisky / September 23, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 9: “Store Credit Cards — Danger Ahead!“

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Suzie, a young professional, gets seduced by the lure of “15 percent off” that comes with opening a new store credit card. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor urges her to be responsible and warns if her credit score gets damaged, she may wind u…
By: The Frisky / September 16, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 8: “The Shredder”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook," Diane, an entrepreneur, splurges a bit on her new business, but -- $200 for a cappuccino maker?! Finance Expert Manisha Thakor suggests a formula when buying: break down your yearly income into an hourly wage to determine how much “time” each purchase will…
By: The Frisky / August 5, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 7: “Hidden Purchases”

In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Connie confesses she’s been keeping her purchases in the closet and under the bed — anywhere her live-in boyfriend won’t find them. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor says it’s OK to have fun with the money you’ve earned, but when spending gets out of…
By: The Frisky / July 22, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 6: “Puddles Isn’t A Dependent”

In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Susie worries about who will take care of her parents -- and pup -- if something happens to her. Finance expert Manisha Thakor says buying life insurance in your 20s is a common mistake. The purpose of life insurance is not to take care…
By: The Frisky / July 8, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 5: “Cold Denial”

Diane, a recent divorcee denies having a cold and the need to be on her ex's health insurance. It's not like she's going to get salmonella poisoning or get hit by a bus, right? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor says wrong -- one visit to the hospital can prove catastrophic consequences to your finances.
By: The Frisky / June 22, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 4: “He’s Really Sensitive”

Connie just moved in with her boyfriend and although he’s really nice and makes great lasagna, there’s something she’s never asked him — his number. Could his credit mess up their financial future? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor encourages her to do the “partner exchange,” even though he’s really sensitive and cried during "Wall-E."…
By: The Frisky / June 10, 2010

Quiz: What’s Your Money Moniker?

You find a $100 in your pocket (OK, unlikely, but work with us here), so what do you do? Stock up on Havaianas for the summer or deposit it immediately? Maybe you take your man to a nice dinner or you pay off some credit card debt (like chipping an ice cube off an iceberg).
By: The Frisky / May 20, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook: Meet Connie, Susie, Diane & Manisha!

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By: The Frisky / May 20, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 3: “Goodbye Hubby, Hello New Biz”

Diane, a recent divorcee, got the house (thank the Lord!) — and the mortgage payments (damn it!). As she adjusts to her single income and not having to clean up Steve’s toenail clippings anymore, she is encouraged by Finance Expert Manisha Thakor to downgrade from champagne to sparkling wine and to develop a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 2: “Stop Buying ‘Things'”

Susie is young, single, has a great job AND an addiction to Marc Jacobs totes. It’s not Tom Sizemore bad, but it’s bad. Although she's bringing home the bacon, she's frying it before her paycheck even clears. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor offers some tips to turn off her spending spigot. A bad…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 1: “The Numbers Talk”

Things have changed recently for Connie. She just moved in with her boyfriend and her last purchase was a Foosball table (he’s rubbing off on her already!). And although he’s really good at Foosball, she’s worried his financial behavior might mess up their future together. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor encourages her to have…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2010