Ok, maybe we are pushing this a little bit; but, maybe, just maybe, a Money Cheerleader is what you need!
When it comes to money, there are few people who will put their arm around you and pat you on the shoulder and say “You are great with money!” At least not in my world of finances and money.
And maybe we need more cheerleaders who do just that in our lives.
Many times we can remember all of the times that people told us we made the wrong decision with money. We remember when we lost the money we were given, either intentionally, e.g. gambling, or unintentionally by misplacing it. Really. It does happen.
But there are few times when people can look at you and say “You did a good job spending that money!” and not be full of sarcasm.
Spending money is a big responsibility, and we really are never taught how to make money decisions as a child. Sure, we are taught how to put money in a piggy bank. I even have a piggy bank with four stomachs for various purposes: spending, saving, investing, and donating. And there are four openings so that you can take the money out purposefully. Sure, we are taught how to open bank accounts; and how to responsibly withdraw it. But, really learning how to think about spending money comes along with a helter skelter approach. Like spinning stones across water, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
Maybe what we really need as adults is a coach who can transform our thoughts about money.
Something to think about.