A financial woman is prepared to step into the role of overseeing her money at any time. This can seem a little scary, but the truth is that no one plans for the unexpected. There are several reasons that being prepared to take over the management of your money at any time is important, beyond the unexpected happening in your life. For one thing, just knowing that you can step into any important role, especially one that affects the quality of your life as much as your money does, empowers you.
Things just feel bigger and scarier when we don’t know anything about them. Think of all the experiences in your life that you dreaded because they seemed big and intimidating, and then after you learned how to do them you wondered why you had been so intimidated by them. I remember how difficult it seemed to make online purchases when I first began; I would inevitably make some mistake and become frustrated. Now it seems silly that something so simple was difficult.
What areas of your life have felt overwhelming until you learned them, and then they seemed easy? It usually only takes some initial involvement to start feeling confident and ready for the next steps. If the thought of overseeing your investments seems uncomfortable, decide what steps you need to take to become financially empowered so you can have real financial security.