And I want to talk to other women about it too. Even when it’s scary. Even when the thought of it makes you feel sick. I want to know how it feels to have enormous debt. I want to know what it’s like to never have to worry about money. I want to talk to women who haven’t even thought about a pension, who wake up at night and wonder how they’re going to pay the bills.
Sounds like a fantastic idea, Keris! Facing my own financial challenges in light of the change in my relationship status has been stomach clenching lately but you’re right, I just haven’t had anyone to talk to about money or my finances. And it can be scary.
This doesn't get talked about enough, Keris. Someone I've known from childhood is still 'living' with the husband she got divorced from two years ago because he was entitled to half of everything (including her private/work pension) and can't afford to move out. These things we don't think about when we're all loved-up and think Pre-Nups are for the flaky. Financial dependence is a crippling way to live.
My daughter has just left school and was taught nothing about budgeting, debt, interest rates etc. I am sure it is the same for boys. She failed maths partly because she could not see the point. It took me years to properly manage money, so I am teaching her as best I can. Let's start by teaching the young.
yes yes and yes!
I’m 43 and admit that I am drowning in debt. I have never been great with finances. Now married almost 20 years and still we are not good with money. And I was an RN for 11 years just recently decided that being a bedside RN is not aligned with my health....mental and physical. 4 kids, cancer, bankruptcy, comeback, downfall. I don’t like the idea of planning because then there’s always this looming what if I die tomorrow, or Continue to work myself to death to save money for a day that will never come. It’s a pretty mentally taxing vicious cycle