finances

Share Your Life, Share Your Money

I had the privilege this week of being at Dave Ramsey’s campus and studio, where Dave and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, interviewed my husband about our book The Holistic You. Towards the end of the conversation, Dave mentioned that the very personable Rachel only receives intense pushback, and even hostility, when it comes to one […]

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My Wife Kept an Inheritance a Secret

Dear Rabbi and Susan, I don’t know what to do. While my wife and I have always had a roof over our head, there are times we have only been able to afford soup and crackers for supper. I work for a non-profit, a job I love, and my wife is a teacher. Despite our

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I Earn; She Won’t Spend

Dear Rabbi and Susan, I don’t expect an answer, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt trying.For context, I am a 29-year-old evangelical roofer, with about a $700k net worth. Our house is paid for and our insurance/utilities/electrical/heat/property taxes equal $420 a month. These last few weeks, I’ve been earning about $2,000 a day. My wife

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Do I Need To Go back

Dear Rabbi and Susan, Like so many others these days, I have a job that I can do mostly from home – I’m a software engineer. It’s great for my family. I can take the kids to school in the morning and on many days my wife and I even get to have breakfast or

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I’m Not Coping Financially

I am writing this letter because I have been watching and learning from you for a while, but I am still struggling to understand how I can really bring abundance into my life. Last year, after almost 5 years, I finally managed to buy myself a small flat, but despite working really hard and saving

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Role Reversal

Dear Rabbi and Susan, My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have five children, three of whom are teenagers still at home. Through the years, my husband has been the hands-on, stay at home dad, while I have earned a very healthy salary working as a top executive for a large

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I’m trying to cut expenses, but my wife won’t get on board

I have been listening to your podcasts for about a year now and find them very insightful. I was raised a Baptist and am now a confirmed Roman Catholic. I find that every week your subject matter always seems to address something that is going on at that moment.  I have had a lot of

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No Work This Monday

Got a project that you’re proud of at work? Better hurry up and get it done because all work is soon coming to an end. Machines are taking over; it’s the end of work. Some greet the news with dismay, What will people do with all that leisure? Others eagerly anticipate a world of all

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