Welcome! This page is designed to help you move around the site.
For starters, you might asking yourself one of the following questions:
WHO ARE YOU?
Hi! I'm Derek - the founder of Meaningful Money. I'm a financial therapist, financial psychology coach, financial life planner, meaning/purpose practitioner, mindfulness and meditation teacher, amateur magician, and wannabe ukulele player. I write essays and draw pictures.
You can learn more about me here.
WHAT IS THIS SITE ALL ABOUT?
I created Meaningful Money to help people make smart decisions with their money. And yet I learned it's much bigger than that. I help people make smart decisions with their life and learn that money is a tool, never a goal.
WHAT IS MEANINGFUL MONEY?
Meaningful Money helps people improve their relationship with money to live a more meaningful life, live in line with their values, and discover their purpose.
WHAT'S UP WITH ALL THESE STICK-FIGURE DRAWINGS?
I know what you're thinking - which 4th grader drew these pictures? These drawings aren't something many people would consider art. And yet, I've found that simple drawings are a great way to connect with people and break down complex ideas into easy-to-understand images.
WHERE DO I GO TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER?
My newsletter, Meaningful Money Memo, is sent out weekly and lets you know that a new essay has been published. It's sent right to you so you don't have to remember to check back for new articles.
You can sign up here.
WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR BEST CONTENT?
I've written close to 300 articles for the newsletter, and those are saved on the site. You can find everything on the Meaningful Money Blog page. You can search by date or topic.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT MYSELF?
Self-discovery is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. I have several quizzes and assessments that help you understand more about who you are and how to relate to various psychological topics. You can check those out here.
WHERE CAN I FOLLOW YOU?
If you are a user of social media, you can follow me on most sites. You should know, however, I write a weekly essay and then publish bits of that content out to various social media channels. There are very few times that you will see something on social media that you haven't seen in my weekly essay (with the exception of YouTube, where I turn each weekly post into a short presentation).
You can follow me on these social channels:
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOUR WORK?
You can learn more about how to support my work on Meaningful Money here. Anything and everything is appreciated. I don't run ads, use affiliate links, or otherwise steal attention for income. The advertising model is broken. Meaningful Money is fully supported by you. I feel this model gives me the most direct and honest relationship with you that I can.