Julie Murphy Casserly CLU, ChFC, CFP® is an independent Certified Financial Planner ® and the author of The Emotion Behind Money: Building Wealth From The Inside Out. A 21-year veteran of the financial services industry with her own wealth management firm in Chicago, Illinois, Julie's mission is to financially heal the world. Julie is different fro...m other authors and financial planners because she's the bridge between the left-brained financial side and the right-brained emotional side. People refer to her as a financial therapist/healer. Julie helps people remove the blame, shame, guilt and judgment they have around their finances. People know they have done things wrong financially and they want solutions. Julie brings them the solutions they need and leads them to transformational change in The Emotion Behind Money: Building Wealth From the Inside Out. Julie has made this her life's work because she's been there too. The second oldest of 12 children, Julie grew up in a household where scarcity was the norm. Her first job was at age six delivering The Penny Saver to help support the family. As Julie grew up, she started re-creating the same cycle of scarcity and struggle in her own life until she realized she could not and did not want to live her life that way. She analyzed her own spending habits, created a financial and life plan and started living a life of abundance. Today Julie is happily married with four children, the owner of a successful business with over 2500 clients and fulfilling her life's purpose. Julie is a sought -after media expert on financial issues, especially regarding the emotional connection to money. She's appeared on CNBC-TV, Lifetime TV, Oprah & Friends Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Reuters.com, The Chicago Tribune, Associated Press and more. Visitwww.JulieMurphyCasserly.com to join the conversation about emotions and money. ... More

Planting The Seeds For Your Financial Success

Planting The Seeds For Your Financial Success Planting The Seeds For Your Financial Success

Springtime brings out the gardener in all of us. Driving by a packed Home Depot parking lot this week it made me wonder if people are putting as much energy into planting and nurturing their “financial gardens”.

With the state of the economy today, it is my hope that we all take a look at our financial buckets: Long Term, Mid Term, and Short Term savings. This is the perfect time to make sure that these buckets are positioned correctly and are aligned with what your dreams, desires, and goals are.

Make sure to set Financial Intentions along with those goals. If your money is not providing you with what you want in your life, you need to change the energy surrounding it, and intentions will help to shift that energy. You can set an intentions like...

”My long term bucket is in place to make sure I can retire at age 55″.


“I’ve got my short term bucket in place so my family and I can take that trip to Disney in a year”.


“I choose to increase my cash flow monthly.”

Don’t worry about how grand or specific your intention setting is. As you build your confidence by setting your intentions, and begin witnessing the desired results, you will move up to the next level.

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The Power of Choice to Reset Intentions

The Power of Choice to Reset Intentions The Power of Choice to Reset Intentions

Few things are more powerful than choice. The decisions you make in your life determine the path you take each and every day. Made the wrong choice? Retrace your steps and choose a different one. Not sure what choice to make? Weigh the options and take the leap in one direction or the other. Overwhelmed by the array or lack of choices? Take a deep breath, step away from it and regroup.

Choice is, quite literally, at the center of everything you do in life. And this is a known fact. Every moment of every day, we have to choose something – anything, in some cases – in order move forward in life. Why, then, do we constantly choose things that will impact us negatively? And how do we stop doing that?

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Choose A Happy Holiday Season

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The holiday season is upon us, which means holiday spiced coffees, the excitement of spending time with family and friends and the beginning of that yearly holiday spending spree. From holiday travel plans (those flights aren’t going to pay for themselves) to Secret Santa’s to making sure there are enough gifts under your own tree, this season brings so much joy – and so much stress; especially for those prone to charge now and pay – and stress – later.

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Adapt – Your Life Depends on It

Adapt – Your Life Depends on It

I am reminded time and time again that it is critical that no matter what is happening in our lives, we need to adapt.  None of us our given our life’s roadmap to follow.  Life can be messy, confusing, and not what you expected.  See, that’s the whole challenge.  We expect.  We attach ourselves to outcomes that aren’t necessarily in our best interest, or on our soul’s path. 

 

I hear and read things that tell us to:

  1. Do what’s most expansive. 
  2. Get in the flow of your life.
  3. Detach from outcomes.
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Healing America

Healing America

My mission is to help financially heal the world. I help people to remove the shame blame and judgment from money. People become numb to sliding a credit card. They know that financially they've done things wrong, and they want solutions.
  


We as human beings do not take our emotions out of our money decisions. The only way to build wealth is from the inside out.

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3 Ways to Feel Like Yourself Again

3 Ways to Feel Like Yourself Again

Why do we not do things that make us feel good? It’s that old adage, “Misery loves company” and we get trapped in living a life that we never thought we’d be living. I have found so many times that we stay stuck because financially we’ve pigeon-holed ourselves into lifestyles, marriages, family expectations, and all those “stable jobs” we think we have.


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5 Financial Lessons on Creating More Freedom

5 Financial Lessons on Creating More Freedom

This week, a good friend of mine reminded me that the world we live in is a world of mastering lessons, not to fix the world or yourself. Interestingly enough, we all come from a place that we are going to fix this and fix that when in reality, it’s actually just about the lessons to be learned.

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6 Ways to Regain Your Financial Power

6 Ways to Regain Your Financial Power

Why do we give away our personal power over to money? So many of us in this world are trapped by our lifestyles and the debt we chose to take on. All this does is keep us in a cycle that is never ending, a cycle that completely disempowers us from the greatness that we are and came here to be.

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Financial Self Love

Financial Self Love

Wow, this past month has been intense. Who else is with me? All that no longer serves us must fall away. The old model of doing things must go. It’s time for energetic and financial expansion.

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Holiday Choices….Choose Love

Holiday Choices….Choose Love

The holiday season is about giving and receiving. Most of us lean to one side or another. I have been a huge giver my whole life, a blessing and a curse at times. One of my greatest challenges was learning to receive. You can only grow in life if you create a beautiful dance of giving and receiving.

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Divorce Because Every Day Matters…

Divorce Because Every Day Matters…

Stories, stories, stories……this is how we play out our lives. Many times the stories we tell ourselves come from our experiences in life and the experiences of the generations before us. This week, I was reminded about how when we interface with others, especially long term relationships, whether be spouse, family or otherwise, many times we follow our conditioning as opposed to our authentic selves. Many times these stories cause us to suffer keeping us from moving forward.

I have seen countless times when a relationship is not working, and when one of the parties just makes it an option to be willing to leave, it shifts the entire relationship. You have to be WILLING to leave. Be willing to change. Be willing to invite in the new. Why? Because you will stop suffering and you will respond differently to things in life. When you are willing to walk away, it actually frees everyone involved. And, as a side note, this also shifts people financially too.

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Embrace the struggle, trust your journey

Embrace the struggle, trust your journey

I believe that you can truly do great things. I know that you can have the life that you want financially, professionally and personally; all you have to do is put in the work. And that’s what I devote this space to: helping you understand your power and working on harnessing it to live your authentic life. But there’s another side to it that few discuss yet everyone experiences to some level. It’s the part of success that drains you and makes you question everything. And today, I want to talk about that.

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You’re Worth It

You’re Worth It

It’s time to raise our energetic, financial vibration!!! I want you all right now to download the song, “I’m Worth It” by Djsleazy and listen to it often. I realize you may not be a pop music fan, but my 3 year old daughter this week, MaryKate, is walking around the house blasting this song, wiggling her little hips dancing and singing “I’m worth it. Yeah, I’m worth it.” I understand this song could have a couple messages, but the fact that my 3 year old is internalizing that she is “Worth It” will go for miles during her lifetime.

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Have You Had Enough?

Have You Had Enough?

For years, I’ve watched while we, particularly women, choose to put others needs in front of our own. When in the inside we are starving for our lives to be different than what we’ve created. Depending on your stage of life it could be different, but usually when we are starting in our 40s we start to see it differently, but by the time we’re in our 50s, we’ve had enough.

I watch as we chip away at what our soul is screaming for us to do and we still choose to do other things despite being called to another path. We get trapped by the rat race of our lives which results in stuffing down our emotions. Those stuffed down emotions either work themselves out by feeling the feelings or we act them out through our health or our wealth. We start being put on medications from our doctors, and we grieve what we know our financial lives could have been if you had made different choices

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Break Your Dam, It’s Time To Rebuild

Break Your Dam, It’s Time To Rebuild

We all have experiences and conditioning that has shaped us during our lives. If you added them all up the result is the “you” of today. “You” today, is only a fraction of who you really are, join me in breaking the dams we’ve created so we can rebuild ourselves from our core. From the inside out!

Ready, Set, Go…..

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Financial Fears: Time to Let Them GO….

Financial Fears: Time to Let Them GO….

Who’s got them? My guess is most of us. They come and go over time, sometimes with more intensity and sometimes less. Why? This comes from our past conditions in the families and communities we grew up in. We learned emotional response systems from those we started our lives with and continue to attract those that reinforce those belief systems. We’re more stuck in our daily groves, with the appearance, that it is harder and harder to change the more time flies by. I’m here to tell you, anything can happen, no matter what age you are, how many failures you’ve had or how many people are counting against you. All you need is the real you to show up…and to recognize why these patterns keep persisting in our lives.

Think of it like this, years ago, I was watching TV. I was watching a cooking show. Not one with a huge celebrity chef cooking, but a show that brought in everyday people to share their family favorite recipes that had been passed down for generations. This young woman, in her early 20s, was picked and she was so excited to share her great grandmothers baked ham recipe. As she prepared the food live on tv she was very methodical going through things step by step. The host that day asked her, “Why are you cutting both ends off the ham before you put it in the oven?” The young woman responded, “I’m not sure, that’s just how we’ve always done it in our family.”

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My Freedom

My Freedom

We all want freedom. The United Kingdom last month showed the world they would rather their freedom then give into the establishment despite the fear of the unknown of what this will truly mean to them. But why is it, in so many cases, we don’t choose our own personal freedom? Intellectually we do, but in our hearts, we don’t. Why? Because we haven’t forgiven ourselves for our past choices and we’re trapped on the hamster wheel of life.

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Search No Longer

Search No Longer

Through the years, I have found that I was either looking for or even sometimes, starving for something outside of myself. I was searching time and time again without getting internal, sustainable satisfaction. I kept thinking and feeling that if I just got to the goal of moving downtown, buying that new car, buy the new condo or starting my own company and being successful at it, that all would be so much better Over the past few years while living my life in the present moment more, I’ve found this couldn’t be farther from the truth. 

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Find Courage to Say No

Find Courage to Say No

Throughout the years, I have forever been giving away the ranch. I have always started with good intentions and I truly believed for years I was really making a positive impact on people’s lives. In reality, that was not the case.

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Your Wealth, Health and Happiness

Your Wealth, Health and Happiness

Did you know that when we don’t fully feel our emotions many times we act them out? Albert Einstein said, energy is neither created nor destroyed, it just changes form. So when we are emotionally charged about something, it needs to go somewhere. I’ve learned through the years in working with people that we typically we either work things out or we act them out through our health or through our money.

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