You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Someone once wrote, in relation to taking personal financial responsibility, ‘A man is not a financial plan’. I can’t remember where I first read this, and I’ve certainly heard it a number of times since, but it rang so true to me I just had to open the book with it. As an independent teenager who worked from the age of 14, I always had money to save for things I wanted and to spend on having fun with friends. Maybe because of this, and because of my parents’ separation when I was still young, I never really considered the idea that a man, or even my parents, would be my path to financial security.
So it surprised me ...