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Summing Up Money Fears … So, What Are Your Fears?

 

Summing Up … So, What Are Your Fears?

Everyone has at least one.  It’s time to confront your deepest financial fear and get them in the open.  Whether it’s the fear of the soup kitchen or of making a mistake that is financially catastrophic, you can become inhibited from taking action. 

Identify them.  Write them down.  Just the mere fact that they are on paper opens the door for you to commit and confront them head-on. Ask yourself,

  • Are my fears realistic in today’s environment?
  • Are they relevant to what I currently do?
  • Do they hinder me from moving on?
  • Are they life threatening (to my spouse, partner, kids or job,

          friends, me)?

There will always be some type of fear.  Cartoon character Pogo said it best, “I have seen the enemy and the enemy is us.”  By bringing up your awareness level, identifying which fears influence your money decisions, you will achieve the first level of having money smarts.

Over the next several weeks, I’ll continue to post the top fear factors for today … to overcome your fear, and get back on track, get your copy of Money Smarts for Turbulent Times by Judith Briles–available in paper and ebook format.

Money Fears … #6 The Fear of Creating and Sticking to a Plan

 

#6 The Fear of Creating and Sticking to a Plan

Twenty-five percent of the American population believes that they will fund their retirement years by winning the Lottery!  Fat chance. 

Your best bet is to create a plan.  Put it in writing for easier tracking.  Financial plans are guide tools that start you on a path that will lead you to your stated money goals.  They are not, though, set in granite.  Times and circumstances change.  So do investments and opportunities.  That means that you don’t create and stick it in the drawer.  Your plan should be reviewed annually.  It should be flexible.  Life changes. You change.

Over the next several weeks, I’ll continue to post the top fear factors for today … to overcome your fear, and get back on track, get your copy of Money Smarts for Turbulent Times by Judith Briles–available in paper and ebook format.

#2 Money Fear … The Fear of Losing Money

#2 Money Fear … The Fear of Losing Money

At some point, everyone loses money.  It can be from a bad investment, misplacing moneys, inflation erosion, failure to act or make a decision on your investments, making the wrong decision, losing a job or other resource of funds.  It happens.

One advantage that many men have over women deals with attitude—women are more likely to be fearful of not being able to “make up” lost money; men more often believe that they can make it up/replace it the next go around.  All is lost, it’s part of the “game.”

Over the next several weeks, I’ll continue to post the top fear factors for today … to overcome your fear, and get back on track, get your copy of Money Smarts for Turbulent Times by Judith Briles–available in paper and ebook format.

Judith is an outstanding presenter. She always has current, relevant information that fits her topic and her audience. She has the skills to keep her attendees focused on her message and also actively engages them. She incorporates humor into serious subject matter and includes stories to get her points across. The Snowmass Institute, which runs a nationally recognized women’s health conference, has invited Judith back again and again as faculty because she receives top evaluation scores and positive written comments–all 10s!

Peggy Ireland
Snowmass Institute

“Participants stopped me all week long to express how much they liked and learned from your presentations. Without a doubt, they were both rousing hits!”

Sarah C. Smith, Annual Meeting Director
American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

“You were timely, informative and very useful to our participants work and personal lives. Both your keynote and workshop were overwhelming well received.”

Cynthia M. Snyder, Chair
Electrical Women’s Round Table

“You were our highest rated speaker at our recent annual meeting. Our members said, “Bring her back! Thank you for being so easy to work with.”

Linda Matheson, Chair
Illinois Nurse’s Association

“Your style of speaking really held the audience’s attention. The evaluations were excellent–thank you for presenting a great conference for the dental professionals in South Dakota!”

Harold Doerr, DDS, Conference Chair
Black Hills Dental Society

“I have heard nothing but favorable comments. I will gladly recommend you to other Fernley & Fernley-managed associations.”

Kenneth R. Hutton, EVP
National Association of Aluminum Distributors

“Thank you for your lively and educational keynote at our 40th Annual National Convention. We loved you so much in 1989. . .we’ve brought you back three times since!”

Diane Grayson, Meeting Planner
National Association Women in Construction

“You had our members buzzing all week after your fabulous keynote that set the perfect tone for our annual meeting. We definitely want to work with you again.”

Charice McGoon, Conference Planner
National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories

“Your presentation was OUTSTANDING! Money is such an important subject in this day and time and you made it seem not so confusing and easier to understand. Our Lifestyle Program was a huge success and you made that happen.”

Terri K. Carter
National Automobile Dealers Association

“Thanks so much for coming to share at our Nurses Week. Great stuff, and very timely! I appreciate the overview regarding roles and conflicts in healthcare and look forward to reading more of your work.”

Rev. Mark Bekkedahl, V.P. Mission Integration
Holy Rosary Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center