Why Do So Many Of Us Have
Money-management problems? You? If you are like so many other people, you find yourself from time to time in this situation. And you are certainly not alone.
There are several reasons why so many of us have trouble handling our money responsibly. First, parents tend to pass down their poor money-management habits to their children because they lack the knowledge on how to deal with money issues themselves. If parents do not gain the knowledge necessary to handle their own money-management problems, it's likely that generations to come will continue to suffer financially as well.
If you're one of these parents or a young adult struggling with money-management problems, feel better knowing that part of the problem is also what you learned and didn't learn in school. Think back to your high school days when you were busy learning geometry, history, and science, do you recall taking a class called "money management"? Probably not.
Unless your job requires those types of subjects, how often do you find yourself needing the information you learned in those classes to make it from day to day? Probably very little to none! So it's not all your fault you were never actually taught how to effectively manage your money.
How do most people learn to manage money? They either teach themselves, or inadvertently learn from your parents (which we've covered), or they unfortunately never really learn the skills it requires. The result? Persistant money-management problems.
It would be nice if high schools offered some sort of money-management course as a requirement! This type of course wouldn't only need to teach kids how to be frugal, but also actual money management principles. At Everyday Wisdom LLC, We feel a course of this type would prove to be the lesson of a lifetime, and we think you would agree!
Now, let's get back to real life! If you have children, it is important to understand that they too are not likely to be taught financial responsibility in high school because most schools just don't offer it. So, in essence, it is the parents' responsibility to teach their children financial responsibility at home.
There is just one catch...you, yourself, must overcome your money-management problems by developing a solid grasp on effective lifelong, money management techniques and practicing them everyday before you can effectively teach your child.
Do you regret any financial decisions you've made in the past? You're not alone! We all have some regrets on how we've handled our money in the past. If you don't , then you are certainly a rarity because not too many people can say they always make good money-management decisions.
Here are some suggestions on how to minimize the number of money-management problems you find yourself in:
Here are some common sense, easy-to-use suggestions to help you get back on track solving your money-management problems:
Just because some of us have made mistakes in the past, doesn't mean we have to continue making them in the future.