Entries by Leesa Sluder

A Conversation About Alzheimer’s and Money

Any health diagnosis is scary, however an Alzheimer’s diagnosis for a loved one strikes fear and anxiety, and throws one into uncharted waters.  The person may have minor symptoms at the beginning, however medical professionals begin to paint the picture for the future of the “long goodbye”. Several of my clients are going through this […]

Focusing On Your Passion

In a recent blog post, I discussed one of Earth Equity Advisors’ core values, GRATITUDE. In this post I’d like to focus on another principle of our firm, PASSION. What is passion? Most people would agree that passion refers to a strong motivation mixed with intense emotions (Psychology Today). My definition of passion is the feeling […]

There Are More Benefits To Gratitude Than You Think

As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s a great opportunity to ponder whether you live in a state of abundance or scarcity (regardless of your circumstances).  While your fundamental attitude and personality type influence your views, there is an opportunity to shift your mindset with intentional focus.

How Do You Handle Transitions?

How do you handle transitions, whether it is the change of seasons, a new job or home, or a major life transition from a divorce or loss of a loved one?  Our core personality may influence how we approach these chapters, and influence our coping ability.

How College Students Can Build Money Skills

Generic advice for college students to make wise financial decisions and stay out of debt can be challenging since there is no “one size fits all” solution.  Each college student comes from a different financial situation – whether they are putting themselves through school while working, or whether they are receiving financial assistance or support from family.  With that in mind, some broad advice we like to give college students is to use the acronym HIVE

Questions You Need To Ask Your Potential Financial Advisor

Your relationship with a solid, reputable advisor can become one of the strongest, most important relationships of your life. It can mean the difference between looking forward to your future or worrying about it. These questions can help ensure your portfolio—and your future—are on the upswing.

How to Talk To Your Spouse About Money

Money causes more friction, heartache and anxiety in relationships than just about any other subject. Most couples report that it is often the center of their arguments.Strive to make it about building collaboration (instead of competition and frustration) as you try out some of these ideas.