Money is an easy thing to ignore. It's boring. It's too much work. The thing is, though, you probably work way too hard not to worry about your finances. As Money After Graduation reminds us, "managing your money is as important as earning it." Notes and coins image from Shutterstock
Sometimes your financial situation is so out of order, it's overwhelmingly intimidating to confront it. Most of us have been there. If nothing else motivates you to take charge, though, consider the fact that you work hard for that money, and even if you have financial obligations, ultimately, the money is yours to manage. As writer Bridget Eastgaard puts it, "you work too hard not to care."
Here's what she has to say on the matter:
I remember not paying attention to my money. Coincidentally, those were also the years when I didn't have any.
I used to think of money as this weird intangible thing. More often than not, it passed in and out of my bank account as only numbers changing on a screen. I never considered keeping any of it, or using it to earn more money. I only understood it as something that you received in exchange for working...It's hard to take responsibility for your money...It's OK to find things you don't like when you take a hard look at your finances. Hopefully it inspires you to change them. Of course, you have to confront them first.
That last sentence is probably key: before we take action, we have to make a conscious effort to confront our money. And we should, because we work hard for it. For more insight, head to her full post below.
You Work Too Hard Not To Care [Money After Graduation]