Conquer Your Fear of Money

Brent Pittman —  08/26/2013
money and relationships

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Does money scare you? Would you rather not open up the can of money worms with a family member? What about that pile of bills in your desk drawer that you’re ignoring?

Money and the situations surrounding money can be scary when left unattended for a while. But, when faced with a plan, money can be mastered–instead of money mastering you.

Let’s explore a few issues that could frightens many about money.

Money and Relationships

Relationships are hard enough without adding money to the mix. The desire to keep the relationship in tact is generally the most primary goal–yet this is tough to do.

These few articles may help you address money and relationship issues:

What other money and relationship questions do you have? 

Money and Debt

Debt is one of the most frightening subjects. It is a time when money is literally your master and you are held captive by its grip.

Don’t let this fear immobilize you. Fight back! Respond, and don’t let your fear of the unknown bills rule over you.

Educate yourself and respond with a plan to fight debt.

What scares you about debt? 

Money and the Future

The future is unknown, but it doesn’t have to be scary. You can prepare by mastering the art of budgeting; it takes time, but well worth the effort to take control of your finances and punch fear in the face!

Retirement is also a topic that may have you concerned. Perhaps all you need is a new perspective on work and retirement?

Will you have enough money for the future? How do you prepare now to ensure you won’t be living on the street or a burden on your family in your older years?

These articles address a few common issues with money and future.

Does money and the future scare you? 

Conquer Your Fear of Money

You can do it. Your fear of money can be conquered, but it may time.

Find fellow companions for the journey. Educate yourself about the money issues causing the fear. Pray. Face the facts. Fight.

Have you conquered your fear of money? If not, what money issues are causing fear in your life? 

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Brent is a financial coach and writer looking for the perfect donut. He believes personal finance should be both fun and accessible to anyone willing to learn.
  • Mike GetRichWithMe

    people are VERY scared of losing it. Thats why they leave so much sitting in nasty bank accounts that pay so little interest.

    • A good amount sitting is fine…there was a time when savings accounts actually paid interest…sigh.

  • Kevin Watts @ GraduatingFromDe

    Debt is always too much scaring for me. It makes me uncomfortable and
    makes me to feel that I am not doing well with my money. I need to learn to fight back my fear. Thanks mate for your informative post.

  • Tie the Money Knot

    I enjoy money, so it’s not something I’m afraid of! Actually, I see money as a way for us to meet our basic needs, as well as a way for us to live our lives in a way that we can maximize our relationships and our health. Money is a tool that helps us, that’s all. If I do have a fear though, it of not being able to meet basic needs when older. Hopefully that doesn’t happen, but it’s a motivator.

    • I think fear will only get you so far in regards to motivation…we need a stronger pull motivation to keep us going.

  • AvgJoeMoney

    I think for many people it’s a big giant fear of “what I don’t know.” I think it’s the same fear people have when they learn a new board game. They assume that it’ll be difficult; they won’t understand it; people will make fun of them. Luckily, there’s the same sense of relief when you realize none of those fears are true!

    • When you know the number (money needed for retirement or the debt number) it is much easier to deal with.

  • krantcents

    I have my fears, but money is not one of them! Probably, why I picked accounting & finance as a career.