Five things about money I wish I could tell my younger self…
When I was fifteen I broke my ankle attempting to surf a cardboard box down the stairs. Some things you look back on and, in hindsight, realize you never should have had to learn the hard way.
Remembering the lapses in judgement of our former selves can leave us in a state of genuine shock and, more often than not, disappointment. But the fact is that, while organic life experience teaches us the most obvious lessons about how to navigate the world, the majority of Americans, especially one’s from that generation known as “the M word” continue to demonstrate a surprisingly limited amount of knowledge about the most crucial component in the quality our or life experience.
That is, most of us don’t know the first thing about money.