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The Money Experiment – Final Thoughts

With this blog post, I’m ending the Money Experiment. It has been quite a journey. We looked at beliefs about money, about being rich, and we looked at the family system dynamics that can exist where money is concerned. And … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – I’m Loyal to Aunt Erna

Loyalty is a huge topic in family systems. We are always expressing it in a multitude of ways. In addition, the system demands loyalty to those family members who were wrongfully excluded. (Everyone belongs, that’s Family Rule #1.) So let’s … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – We don’t Need a Lot of Money

Here’s another family rule that might sound familiar: We don’t need a lot of money. I grew up with this one. It includes a ton of other unvoiced statements. We don’t need a lot of money because: – We are … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – I Must Not Earn More Than Daddy

Last week, I talked about the family system and how it can be harsh and uncaring as a system. And while that remains true, there is also a huge amount of love and loyalty within each family system. And that … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – My family will Hate me

We have explored beliefs about money and rich people. Now we’ll take the Money Experiment to yet another level: Family System Dynamics, or systemic family constellations. Let me quickly cover the basics: Each family is a little system in itself. … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – Rich People are Ignorant of Real Life

The most famous line of Queen Marie Antoinette was this one: “Well, let them eat cake!” She is supposed to have said this when told that the poor people were going hungry because they had no bread. There is no … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment: Rich People Raise Bad Kids

You probably heard of the “Affluenza Kid”. This young man caused the death of four people in a drunk driving accident. The judge sent him to in-house therapy rather than jail, giving him a 10 year probation. The reason behind … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – Rich People are Killing Earth

The other day I read a little article in the news: An anchor chain on the 300-foot mega-yacht, […], has destroyed almost 14,000 sq.ft of reef […] And of course, we all remember the story of Cecil, the Lion. And … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – Rich People are Crooks

For the last four weeks, we have looked at personal beliefs about money as such. Now we move into another level of beliefs – about being rich. Because that’s what most authors dream of, right? We want financial independence, we … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – I’ll Lose it Anyway

This is a belief I have encountered several times. It’s very often held by people who have experienced insecurity. They do not trust in money, or the fact they could hang on to it. So they spend it the moment … Continue reading

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