Probably the most difficult step in getting ones personal finances in order is the step to actually begin working on them. If you have a great adversion to looking at your personal finances, it makes it that much more difficult as this reader knows:
I hate personal finance and my finances shows this. They are in terrible condition and even though they are bad and getting worse, I have absolutely no desire to do anything about them because the thought of dealing with them makes me ill.
I find myself in a terrible position. I know that I need to begin to get my finances in order, but the thought of doing so is so nauseating that I can’t even bring myself to take the first steps.
Looking at your website it is obvious that there are people that enjoy working on their personal finances. How did they convince themselves to feel this way? Are there some things that I can do to make myself tolerate them (let’s be honest, there is not a chance in hell that I will ever like them). Is there anything that you could suggest that might help me with this problem?
If you were to give advice to someone that hated finances, but knew that he needed to do something to begin getting them in order, what suggestions would you give to him?
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