Sunday, August 23, 2015
Understanding money fears...and letting go
The stock market tanked and everyone, it seemed, was nervous.
One woman, who had invited me to talk about finances a while back, gave me a "I told you so," at the local eatery where she works.
A social work friend once introduced me to the concept of "learned helplessness." Sometimes, many times, people like the waitress mentioned above, just can't conceive of a better way and they need to complain about...taxes, the government, the burdens of raising a family on no money...anything. It's frustrating to me and sad because the market doesn't always tank and if everything closed down--the stock market, the government--we'd be after each other with pitchforks. Possible? OK. Likely? No.
Here are some common fears I come across and that I've held myself. And this article offers solutions.
Posted by David Balog at 4:49 PM