Today is a gift
Thinking that you have financial management issues is 1 thing; writing them down & talking about them looking into the camera is an entirely different ball game- I can tell you that!!
That's what I participated in this morning, filming of the discussion that Cashy's financial advisor, Rupert & me had...was a little hesitant at first, maybe even a little embarassed, but everything just flew one after the other; at times I couldn't believe what I was saying (it was like my mouth was unattached to my brain), but oh my god....the feeling of finally talking about all this- I just felt so relieved.
I guess even if ONE person sees what I'am doing, identifies with it...I'd be glad.
A thing I discussed with Rupert was that as a woman, no matter what age/situation/relationship status she's in, it's important that she has a cushion for herself- I realise that now; that yes you can have a joint account with your partner, but I feel you should always have enough stashed away for a rainy day.
Another honest opinion that he gave me (& I love him for that!) is that by the looks of it, I don't seem to be able to retire at 45; that maybe I should easily add 7 years to that estimation. And this I think, makes me realise how important it is for me to start doing these little things now, TODAY!!
Something else that we spoke about was my credit card spending..yes, I pay it off monthly; but what's the use of working for a salary that JUST pays the bills- NOT good!! Since that's the only place I seem to have control with, sorry girlfriends, you want to hang out with me- COME HOME!! Or perhaps, go out...but not twice a week, maybe once in 2 weeks.
Long road ahead, but at least I've started walking :)