Aligning your financial information

DeStress Your Life With Newfound Financial Literacy

It’s Monday so you know the drill. Eat less meat, go for a walk, practice some selfcare and watch a rerun of your favorite Star Wars episode!
We will need the force to be with us as we move in the direction of exploring the financial side of our lives. Why did I include financial literacy on the Facebook poll? Did you know that financial stress is one of the top reasons that relationships have issues? Financial stress also impacts your personal well being. A few examples are listed below.
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Guilt
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain which can lead to diabetes
  • Denial
  • Inadequate sleeping patterns
  • Harder to control your blood pressure

Over the last 30 years, I have spoken to so many women who are at a loss when it comes to their own finances. Not because they are being lazy but because they either relied on their partner to ‘take care of all of that’ or they feel overwhelmed about how to get the financial information that they need.  Financial literacy had not been a priority.

Either way, I feel that it is crucial for all of you to become financially literate so that you can take control of your personal finances and have a say in how your money is spent. You need to be in a position so that you can walk away from a toxic work environment or a toxic relationship.

So I have a homework assignment for you for today. Put on your favorite episode of Star Wars and gather all of your banking account information, pay stubs, and all of your bills while you are watching it. Put it all in one stack and we will begin working our way through a simple process so that you can organize the information and make a plan for how to ensure that you fully understand what is in front of you.

“This is a new day, a new beginning.” – Ahsoka Tano