As you grow older and wiser you learn that life’s lessons are learned through trial and error. I believe money falls right into that. You learn what you can, and are taught from a very young age that money does not grow on trees, but the fact is – there is just a little more to it than just that.
As an adult I am still learning and cleaning up my finances from past mistakes. I won’t dwell on those certain mistakes, but I do have them in mind for things we must teach our children. Since I have learned the hard way, it is clearer to us now just how important these things are to financial independence. It isn’t too late, but sometimes I do wish I had known a handful of these things. How different would life be? Life surely would have been less bumpy when it came to money.
Sitting here in my early thirties, I really do wish I were ten years younger reading this. Here are the 5 Things I Wish I Knew About Money Ten Years Ago…
So, those are my top five things I wish I knew about money ten years ago and I am sure I could list more. What things do you wish you knew about money when you were younger?
About the blogger:
Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. Her husband was one of the many soldiers impacted by the unprecedented activation of the National Guard in 2008. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She is also co-founder of SpouseTalks. As a branding and digital influencer, she has created content for A&E, Lifetime Network and PBS. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband of 11 years and two children.
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