You start typing in the log-in information to check your bank account and an eerie chill sweeps through the room. Is it the ghost of spending past? The spirit of overdraft-fees future? Your pulse quickens, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and your brain can’t seem to decide if it’s time for fight or flight.
When it comes to your finances, it’s always better to choose fight.
Fear is a common reaction to dealing with money, primarily because so many people are uncertain about their real money situations, and because they haven’t yet mastered the fundamentals of personal finance. So as we approach the day American culture dedicates to all things scary, I’m going to help some of you conquer the fear of finances.
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