Winning the American Dream
Why do so many of us have so much trouble with our finances? If there’s one subject that overwhelms and confuses most of us it’s finance. You can’t just trust someone else to make all your decisions for you. These are decisions you must make yourself. Why is it that we find it so easy to get ourselves into such a financial mess? One thing you can be sure of, it’s not just you, it happens to just about everybody.
It’s because we’re not told
Of all the great things we’re taught in education a huge, glaring omission is in the area of personal finance. This is one of the most important issues we deal with our entire lives yet there’s essentially no real education to prepare us to succeed. It’s not just that everybody is stupid—it’s that we never get a handle on what we’re supposed to be doing in the first place. I felt the same way when I started in the financial services business, but fortunately I had someone who could clear this up for me. Here’s what I learned: