Shame On You!
Shame is a word that many of us are familiar with as it relates to money. In fact, more of us can relate to the feelings of shame around money. There is shame about not making enough, spending too much, saving too little, not knowing how to invest, and on and on. Wow! That can be exhausting!
I want to help you to overcome this dreadful feeling around money. Let’s start with the definition of shame. Merriam-Webster defines shame as 1. a: (noun) a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. Raise your hand if you can relate to that painful emotion. My hand is raised.
Many of us think there is something wrong with us because we have made and continue to make mistakes with money. We think that we should know better, so the feelings of guilt and shame overcome us. We are afraid to tell anyone about our issues. Add embarrassment to our feelings. Unfortunately, things just get worse. What are we supposed to do?
I’ve got some good news for you! It’s not your fault! You can turn things around. Many of us were not taught how to manage money. We did not receive a financial education. Nevertheless, life handed us a lot of responsibilities – sometimes earlier than expected. How can we be expected to understand money management without any tools or skills?
It’s not your fault, but you do have some responsibility. It’s your responsibility to ask questions, take a course, and/or get a coach. There is help. There are answers to your questions. You can start by reading the posts in this blog. There is a lot of information about several everyday financial topics and issues. If you have questions, feel free to send me a message . I will be glad to help.
You no longer have to feel shame about your lack of financial knowledge. I always say, “There is no shame in not knowing. The only shame is not asking for help.” If you are having problems and still fail to ask for help, then Shame on you! Help is here. All the best!
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