I figured this would be an excellent place to start on our journey. To have control over your finances, you have to first control how you feel about it. What do I mean? Well, let's do a quick exercise. I am going to give you a few words, and I want you to pay attention to your reaction to them.
Money. Finances. Debt.
What type of emotions came up when you saw these words? Do you automatically think about the mountains of student debt you accumulated over the years? Your next shopping trip? An upcoming vacation? Your car or house? Did you think about emotions like happiness, regret, anger, or contentment? The first step is to tune in to these emotions and understand how they got there.
Did you grow up in a household where your parents were always stressed about money? How about a household where money was spent without batting an eye? How about a household where your parents were so frugal you...