Looking Stupid Is The Least Of Your Worries
Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How? All questions begin with one, if not all of these words. Do you remember the last time you asked a question about your finances? Who is covered on my policy? What is my interest rate? Why am I paying that fee? When is the next payment due? Where do I call with questions? How do I cancel? The answers to all of these questions are very important. However, you will never get the answer(s) if you do not ask the question(s).
Often, people are afraid to ask questions for fear of looking stupid. They think they should already know the answers to their questions. Especially, if they are highly educated. Although there are many topics related to personal finance that are very complex and sometime confusing, many people would rather remain in the dark about that facts instead of asking questions. You may be the expert in your field of study but it is OK not to be the expert when it comes to your money. If you want to become an expert, then you have to ask questions.
Remember, knowledge is power! Getting answers to your financial questions can save you money and frustration. How dumb would you feel if you found out that you were paying for something you were charged for in error? Even worse, you could have prevented it by asking a question as soon as you noticed the increase on your statement. This also happens with promotional offers after the offer period expires. Sound familiar? Many people feel a sense of embarrassment and shame about asking a “stupid” question. Remember, there are no stupid questions. In fact, the worst that could happen to you is that you hear an answer you already know. All the best!
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