The reason we didn’t budget our money varied from being lazy to not wanting to be controlled. I, on one hand, didn’t want to put in the extra time to track the expenditures. My wife, on the other hand, didn’t want to live within certain restrictions for things she wanted to buy.
“The devastating impact of financial abuse lasts longer than other areas of harm from an abusive relationship,” says Shannon Thomas, a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical trauma professional who has conducted extensive research on financial abuse. “It undermines the survivor’s ability to navigate through life in every way.”
Our environment and what surrounds us plays a vital role in our way of thinking and acting. If we spend time in a cluttered mess, we tend to think more cluttered and find it challenging to motivate ourselves to make better decisions.
Often times the choices we make and our spending habits cost us far more than a few bucks here and a few bucks there. It’s pretty simple, money has a magical power to grow and compound if you leave it alone.
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