October 29, 2018 at 06:30PM
Casually poll friends at your weeknight book club or peruse any online personal finance forum, and you?ll find out that financial anxiety affects people of every age and income. But you knew that already, because you?ve been there too—from unease about your savings to wondering if you should have really bought that matcha latte this morning.
So why is everyone you know (including you) anxious about their money situation? Carrie Friedman, a lifestyle coach who focuses on finances and works with individuals, families, and small-business owners to align their spending-and-saving habits with their values, has a theory. “Financial anxiety is common because Americans aren?t taught the ABCs of personal finance,” she posits.
But that doesn?t mean there?s no light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you?re worried about retirement, affording your next vacation, or being able to (ever?) send in your last student-loan…
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