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Why I Care About Financial Literacy

As you ┬ámay know, April is Financial Literacy Month. I was honored when Shannon at The Heavy Purse asked me to participate in her carnival celebrating this month. Today, I’ll tell you why I care about financial literacy and how it has changed my life for the better. If you are a regular reader, you know that up until a couple of years ago, my husband and I were swimming in debt. We are well educated, productive people. We haven’t had any crazy medical expenses or lost jobs. We simply lived above our means and tried to fill what we lacked emotionally with things. I think we felt entitled to a certain lifestyle because we went to school for a long time and earned good incomes. I also was a workaholic who had become disillusioned with my career path. I believe I spent money to try and make up for the stress and unhappiness I felt at work. We used to get to the end of the month and be out of money. We brought in plenty, but we spent it faster than it was coming in. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cried over working myself into ...

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