Can I really trust myself?
by Angie Carlson|
“Can I really trust myself to handle my money differently this time?”
This is a question I was asked near the end of a consultation.
While we wrestled through that together, some wise words were shared.
“This is a lesson I should have learned a long time ago.”
“Should have NEVER used the credit cards to help me.”
“Credit score was a badge of honor.”
How society encourages handling money and what they were taught about debt worked for most of their adult life.
They had and paid off their credit cards on time and in full for decades.
Never missed a payment on them.
All bills were always current.
Then, they decided on a “good” investment for the next career.
That investment didn’t go as planned – “the biggest regret of my life.”
Since society teaches that you can afford the payments… that is the route they took.
Now, they can’t keep up.
Bills are behind.
Confidence with money tanked.
The “help” they sought prior to me has resulted in calls from multiple creditors several times a day.
They reached out for help multiple times and each time the situation became worse.
No wonder they are unsure of what to do.
2023 started off with a major medical diagnosis.
The stress they already had is now compounded.
This is why I help people develop a plan to break the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck for good.
The last time you want financial stress, anxiety and worry is when you have a major medical diagnosis.
What different decisions could be made with the medical diagnosis if they were not living paycheck-to-paycheck?
Breaking this cycle is possible.
From my clients that have taken or are in my program currently:
“Angie practices what she preaches and is a great inspiration for my husband and myself in getting a plan for our financial future. We love working with her!” – Joan
“It gives you the confidence, have someone giving you feedback… It is hard to measure your own growth – when someone else is watching, you see it. Money is one of my stressors and always had a negative attitude towards it -having someone get past that is very helpful. (I’ve) tried at least 3-4 times to get out of debt with no results.” – Becky
“It’s like when you play soccer on the field at P.E. with your friends and then you get on a field with a coach. The coach will help to refine your techniques and help improve your performance. The refining is 60-90% of the growth and you will be better off in the long run.” – Prince of Intentionality
The first step in trusting yourself to experience a transformation with your money is a conversation.
I invite you to schedule yours here: https://calendly.com/carlsonfinancialcoaching/45min
Angie Carlson – Carlson Financial Coaching
Carlson Financial Coaching exists to help those going through life altering events – including a life ending diagnosis and/or the loss of a loved one – manage their finances during that transition.