Here’s What You Missed At Our #moneyfears Chat
Did you miss this Thursday’s fast paced #moneyfears chat? We all have money fears, and although it can sometimes be easier to brush them under the rug, it helps to share. Over the course of an hour we provided a safe space to talk about our fears and anxieties. And, of course, we had experts on hand to provide some great advice and guidance for managing our worries. The message is you’re never alone in your fears or in receiving support.
Our co-hosts for the evening were Eleanor Blayney, CFP (
@directions4her), and Candice McGarvey ( @CMcGarvey) both from Directions for Women. Directions for Women seeks to empower, educate, and engage women in the management of their personal finances. These ladies are incredible and definitely two you want to be following.
We hope you’ll join us for our next chat in September (stay tuned for more details!).
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On money fears…
Q2: my biggest fear is being to only one in my family with money and they want me to bail them out #moneyfearsNoreen
Q2 or the fear of hubby losing his job, he is the breadwinner #moneyfearsSummer I
@directions4her Q2 my guy lost his job in 2010 and again this Summer. Our nightmares are seeming real now #moneyfearsSewIntoEwe
DH is crazy about spreadsheets but doesn’t track our ACTUAL spending. I’m not really a part of those details. Also scary #moneyfearsWindy Mayes Sib
On financial decisions we regret…
@gogirlfinance A3 – YES! wish someone taught me about credit cards when I was younger! didn’t use it properly. #moneyfearsS T E P H A N i E
@gogirlfinance Q3 most of my financial regrets involve credit cards
Me neither! Wish i had! RT @beadreamaker: I knew nothing about credit going into college, Not even the loan officer #moneyfearsCammiH
Q3 If you haven’t made a financial decision you regret, you are not making enough decisions! It happens to us all #moneyfearsDirections for Women
On making positive financial decisions…
@gogirlfinance Q4 we got rid of cable! #moneyfearsJeannine
@gogirlfinance q4: starting a savings account for my daughters, so i don’t get to spend their money = ) #moneyfearsTiffany C
@gogirlfinance A4 – making payment plans to payoff debt! #moneyfearsS T E P H A N i E
Q4: not trading in our car, just kept the old one #moneyfearsNoreen
On feeling empowered…
RT @directions4her: Q2 It’s our money and our lives and we deserve to understand. #moneyfears # moneyfearsTamara Bennington
@gogirlfinance thank ou for this hour, I have been drinking in th guidance, and sisterhood #moneyfearsSewIntoEwe
I feel there are plenty of others in the same boat!
RT @directions4her: . #moneyfearscammih
@gogirlfinance absolutely feeling less fearful. Gotta get my head out of the sand and get to work. #moneyfearsWindy Mayes Sib
@windylouphoto You can do it! And you’re not alone. Find someone to confide in. It’ll make the journey more fun! #moneyfearsCandice McGarvey CFP