It was 37 years ago that Nemeth began teaching “You and
Money,” the predecessor to the workshop I attended in 2002.
She developed the course after falling victim to investment
fraud. Nemeth lost $35,000 she had borrowed from a relative.
A few months after learning of the loss, she shared her story
with a newspaper reporter. Once the article appeared, people
began talking to her about their relationship with money.
Nemeth committed to developing tools to help people
transform their lives after being inspired by those
conversations and the work of people such as Unity founders
Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore, New Thought
spiritual leader Emmet Fox, and writers like Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Wallace Wattles, and scholar Joseph Campbell.
“I always ask people, ‘What would it be like if you no longer
worried about money?’” Nemeth says. “What would you
focus on instead? What would you be doing with your life?
What would you be doing with your friends? Maybe creative
pursuits? Maybe a different career?”
Worrying about money, she says, is somewhat seductive. It
comes from an area of our brain that’s conditioned to look
for what could go wrong. Some people call it the negativity