There And Back Again: A Spenders Financial Journey

A Spenders Financial Journey I’ve read that our ideas about money are formed in childhood and can shape how we deal with our financial journey well into adulthood; I know this was certainly the case with me. I was raised in a single parent home for a big part of my childhood and money was always a very scarce resource in our house. Growing up, I believed money was a wild and unpredictable thing that would come and go with a will of its own. Maybe the magical money fairy would grant us enough to pay our bills this month or maybe not… Looking back, I don’t think our family was on the verge of financial ruin, I believe it was more the emotional response to our situation that helped create my chaotic ideas about money. I both loved and hated money and I had no idea this wasn’t a reasonable response to a socially agreed upon method to transact goods. Money Came and Money Went Fast forward a few years and I am entering college: I am armed with two credit cards, student loans, and a vague idea of what I want to do with my life. Like many […]

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