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If you’re familiar with my work, you know money is a topic I like to revisit. Why? Because our educational system barely touches it. Many of us absorb some pretty unproductive beliefs and behaviors around money from our families, friends and society. Beyond your health (physical, mental, emotional)…
The single most important thing you can do for yourself is to take control of your money.
I used to be horrible with money. When I first started my business, I was deep in debt and felt an enormous amount of shame and embarrassment around my finances.Starting to save is the most important thing you can do. @AmandaSteinberg Click To Tweet
But I made a promise to get myself educated and do the work. No matter how long it took — I was determined to turn my financial life around. Once that began to happen, I also wanted to pay it forward. That’s why I keep talking about this topic. It’s such a huge part of our lives and we’ve still got a lot of work to do. For instance, did you know that:
- 2/3rds of the American population would struggle to find $1,000 for an emergency fund
- In a 2017 report, half of all American households live paycheck to paycheck
- 49% of Americans are concerned, anxious or fearful about their financial wellbeing
It doesn’t have to be this way. In today’s episode my guest is Amanda Steinberg, founder of Daily Worth and author of Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms. This discussion is particularly relevant for those of us who feel intimidated by or even afraid of looking at money.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to getting out of debt, saving or investing, watch this now. You’ll discover:
- How to understand your net worth and why it’s important (Amanda’s explanation is simple and to the point)
- Whether you should pay off your debt first or start to save — a clear answer on this one!
- Why chasing more money isn’t the answer
- How to budget when you don’t have a steady paycheck
- Amanda’s surprising personal goal of living on just 50% of her income and the interesting impact it’s had on her kids
- Plus 3 tips specifically for entrepreneurs to help you take care of your finances now
Check out this episode on The Marie Forleo PodcastListen Now
If you’ve just discovered our world and want to dive deeper into the money conversation, check out our other MarieTV episodes about money here.
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