Have you noticed how easy it is to open an email when the subject line is about a sale at your favorite store? It’s equally easy to have a conversation about a sale. Unfortunately, money talk frequently focuses on what we want to buy rather than investing our money wisely.
I’m certainly guilty of this. Are you? When was the last time you had a conversation with someone else about buying into an investment fund, and when was the last time you talked about buying something, such as shoes or an antique chair, at a great price? I’d love to see the comfort with which we discuss investing shift toward the comfort we have around shopping conversations.
How does this shift occur? It begins by simply learning just a little more about investing through any means that works for you. This could include watching CNBC while dressing, listening to a radio show on your mp3, reading Forbes, or taking an investment course.
Money talk has been a taboo subject for centuries. Maybe it is time for money talk to come out of the closet. Why, after all, is there shame around talking about investing your money? Just consider all of the good that wealth can do for you, your family, and for others all over the world!
Schedule just half an hour this week to begin getting acquainted with money talk; develop a new mini habit. Become familiar with the lingo, gain some confidence, and empower yourself with investment wisdom week by week, little by little. Why do I suggest this? Because it’s more important than shopping, and while it may not compete with a designer handbag sale as far as entertainment, it can truly become fun.
This information is for educational use only and is not financial advice.
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