The beginning of anyone’s money-journey — the part where you’re not quite sure yet what you need to do, or how you need to do it — is as eye-opening as it is (often) embarrassing. There might be a lot of questions floating around in your head about money, but since it is such a taboo subject to bring up over lunch (and because money-questions tend to be so personal that it feels too awkward and revealing to discuss your financial situation with another person while asking for advice), the big, scary questions might go largely unanswered. And that makes sense — it is uncomfortable to reveal the amount in your bank account to someone. It is scary to publicly acknowledge the amount of debt you’re carrying. It is awkward to tell a friend “that’s not in my budget right now.” But it is also necessary.
It is a comfortable, slightly damaging version of self-care to keep these scary questions safely hidden, and it truly might be doing you a disservice. Asking the questions and getting the answers you need is such an important step to help you get where you want to be, financially.
This is precisely where TFD comes in.
In this week’s video on the TFD YouTube channel, Chelsea teamed up with National Debt Relief to bring expert advice and answers to five awkward, uncomfortable, deeply personal money questions that people were afraid to ask. Check it out here:
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