Let’s stop stressing out about money.
Making this happen is, in fact, my goal. I want us all to stop with the anxiety that we’re handling our finances wrong. I want us to have the assurance we’re making thoughtful, conscious decisions about where our dollars go. And most of all, I want us to stop ignoring the issue: Ignorance is not bliss.
If you’re anxious about money, or if you simply don’t think about your money, you’re not alone: Most of us are in your camp. So many of us are caught somewhere between associating money with bad words like materialistic on the one hand, and being entirely intimidated by it on the other.
And it’s not all our fault. It doesn’t help that personal finance is not taught in the classroom. It doesn’t help that credit card companies and the barrage of ads we ingest are trying their hardest to encourage us to spend (preferably beyond our means!).
But we’re not pawns, either. We’re too smart to ignore our finances and hope for the best (fingers crossed!). Because the way money works and the strategies we can use to plan for it, use it and save it are some of the most important we can employ. So instead of ignoring it, let’s figure it out. Okay?
I promise you can control your finances. I promise you can understand the concepts behind investing, and I promise that you can apply those concepts to your daily life. The articles below range from a collection of how-to’s (“How to Allocate Savings”) to details of my own financial journey (“Reflections on Budgeting: What I learned to live without”). I hope you find them helpful.