I know us creative types don’t always like to talk finances, but ask yourself this:
Who is our silence around money actually serving?
I believe it’s beyond time we have more honest, open conversations about the role money plays, and, to be more precise, the role financial (in)stability and (in)security plays in our ability to live the creative lives we crave.
Look, I “squandered” away about a decade of potential retirement savings by choosing to live the life of a “gradual” student.
I have no regrets!
I loved getting my PhD, but that choice had financial consequences, and I could bury my head in the sand and ignore that reality, or I can get clear on where I am now and what I need to make happen going forward.
I choose getting clear and that choice feels empowering.
And, yes, I married a doctor.
I’m the first to admit it: that helps — a lot.
And yet, having money coming in hasn’t always translated into us being intentional about how we managed those funds from month to month.
YNAB & I Will Teach You to be Rich helped us make that shift towards being intentional with and more in control of our money — both on the big picture, long term strategy front, and on the day-to-day how we spend each paycheck front.
These resources might be helpful for you too, so I wanted to share.
I’ll get off my random money related soap box now. Thanks again for indulging me!
Let me know if you found any of this useful (or go ahead and tell me to stay in my bookish lane. lol. I won’t be offended).