For many people, money can be a large source of anxiety. This can be for a number of reasons. Maybe it’s intimidating credit card debt, student loans, not knowing how to save, or not knowing how to invest that gives money such a scary reputation. People have the tendency to shy away from getting their finances under control and resort to a sweeping it under the rug approach out of fear.
This does not have to be the case! Rather than viewing money as a roadblock, we encourage people to think of money as a tool to making our dreams a reality. Here are three quick pointers to make thinking about money less emotionally exhausting:
Take time to make large purchases. While some people tend to cave into a, “retail therapy,” approach, the aftermath could be what’s causing you stress. The more time you take to think through these purchasing decisions, the more likely you are to make a purchase that you’ll be prepared for.
Having a plan will help you worry less. Creating a budget and sticking to it will give you the clarity you may be craving in your financial life. By knowing how much you have available to spend on things, you will lessen your financial anxieties and give yourself a more positive attitude towards spending.
Don’t be prideful. Have a reliable person that you can open up to about what’s going on in your life. Being able to talk out some of your financial concerns will help take some of the weight of your financial burdens off of your shoulders. We encourage women to build a network of other strong, connected women. By voicing your concerns to a friend, you are also opening up an opportunity for her to connect you to someone that can assist you in your situation.
Our Divine WealthWise Exchange stresses three factors to women: to Gather with other savvy, connected women, to Grow our financial muscles, and ultimately to Give ourselves a more abundant future. Through our exchange, we create an open space for women to converse about any of their financial interests. If you think you or someone you know is ready for WealthWise, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!