Blog Posts - Elisabeth Donati



Creative Wealth announces all new Women’s Financial Workshop!

Santa Barbara, California – Creative Wealth Intl., LLC announces their exciting new women’s financial workshop, Celebrating Women & Wealth, to be held in Santa Barbara, CA, March 12-13, 2016 at the fabulous Fess Parker Resort. It̵...

Have You Made Any of These Top 9 Estate Planning Mistakes People Make Before They Die.

People work their entire lives to pay off a mortgage, accumulate savings, fund a retirement plan, and to create a financial legacy for their children. Unfortunately, many fail to create a proper Last Will and Testament, leaving children and surviving...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Jun 15, 2015

Summer Money Camps for Kids & Teens

It’s that time of year again when you start thinking about what your kids really need to be learning outside of school (aside from everything?) as well as what they’d like to be experiencing during their summer break. One of my own person...

An Effective 12-Step Program for Healing Our Educational System

What’s Wrong With Our Schools The longer I am in the financial education arena here in the United States, the deeper into trouble I see our education system getting in terms of truly educating our younger generation to be able to grow up and l...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Mar 29, 2015

An Effective12-Step Program for Healing Our Educational System

What’s Wrong With Our Schools The longer I am in the financial education arena here in the United States, the deeper into trouble I see our education system getting in terms of truly educating our younger generation to be able to grow up and l...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Mar 29, 2015

The School of Life: What I’d Teach My Students if I Started a School

I look around at kids these days, and by kids I mean anyone under 30, and wonder what it is exactly we are teaching them at home and at school? I know I’m not alone in this inquiry…parents, teachers and … Continue reading →...

Be The Person People Rave About

I’m in the market for a new bookkeeper for my boyfriend’s company, Creative Carpet Repair. He’s taken it, in less than three years, from a single man (him) operation where he ran around in his truck up and down Southern California t...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Feb 11, 2013

Financial Freedom: What Does it Really Take?

Financial Freedom: What Does it Really Take? I get emails all of the time from what appear to be stressed, tired human beings asking some very simple, yet serious, questions about money and financial freedom. This morning I got the following message...

Paypal’s BillMeLater Program – DON’T DO IT!

Everywhere you look, companies are still offering people the opportunity to be irresponsible with their money. Even PayPal has gotten into the ‘credit’ game recently with their new BillMeLater service…but don’t do it and here&...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Jan 14, 2013

Paypal’s Pay It Later Program – DON’T DO IT!

Everywhere you look, companies are still offering people the opportunity to be irresponsible with their money. Even PayPal has gotten into the ‘credit’ game recently with their new BillMeLater service…but don’t do it and here&...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Jan 14, 2013

New Year’s Resolutions Do NOT Work…Do These 5 Steps Instead.

I know, I know…it’s that time of year that we’ve all been convinced is the perfect time to change something about ourselves… How we look What we weigh How we workout What we eat How we treat others How we treat ourselves How w...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Dec 31, 2012

RFID – Just another reason NOT to have a credit card!

Plastic…it’s everywhere. We have come to accept its insidious use in our lives…but should we? If  you think I’m talking about plastic bags or plastic food containers or the plastic used in almost every toy known to man, think...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Nov 26, 2012

Only Borrow Money to Make You Money

Only Borrow Money to Make You Money Of all of the financial principles we teach in Camp Millionaire and The Money Game, this principle alone would have kept Americans from getting into debt they couldn’t get themselves out of. Making Money Borr...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Oct 11, 2012

Financial Education in Schools – The Missing Piece

Most parents agree with the idea that financial education should be taught in schools…in addition to being taught at home. There are, however, several challenges with financial education in schools: Schools are gears toward getting students to...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Sep 30, 2012

Money Judgments…What Are Yours?

Money…in the worldly scope of making it and using it for whatever we need and want, there are many judgments and opinions about its use. We judge… How it’s made How it’s spent How it’s invested How it’s donated How...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Aug 21, 2012

Why Most Budgets Don’t Work: Reason #4

Guest Post by Brian Hamilton, Bestselling Author of 90 Day Money Challenge. Please visit his site for the other 3 reasons budgets don’t work. Who should handle the budgeting in a marriage? The husband or the wife? The spender or the saver? The...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Jul 20, 2012

Is it just me or are we spending money in the wrong places

You all know that I’m big on getting financial literacy done instead of spending valuable time, energy and money on more development of more ways that don’t work to teach money. Here’s another example. I just got this in my email an...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Jun 27, 2012

Define Your Worth From The Inside Out

Guest post by Valery Satterwhite Henry David Thoreau once said, “Wealth is the ability to experience a free and full life“. We think that money is what will give us that ability – and that’s just not true. Think about it.. Do...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on Jun 14, 2012

Social Media and Kid’s Future Success (and Safety)

I wrote this letter in response to a gentleman’s Letter to the Editor in the Santa Barbara Newspress. I thought it important enough to post for you. Dear Editor: In response to Lane Fillers letter to the editor entitled “Facebook isn’t look...

How to Talk to Your Teen about Money

Guest Post By Jill Suskind Talking to teens about money is an art form! Remember the parents’ voices in the Charlie Brown movies?  Ever feel like your teen hears “wah wah wah wah” like Charlie Brown and his crew do when you bring up the subjec...
by Financial Wisdom with a Twist on May 24, 2012


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