Chapter 2. Getting Motivated

 

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”

 
 --Wayne Gretzky

Just about everybody avoids dealing with some aspect of money. For some, it’s as simple as avoiding balancing a checkbook or making decisions about where to invest saved money. Others neglect needed insurance coverage, perhaps out of fear of confronting their own mortality and vulnerabilities. Some people are plagued by broader problems such as feelings of guilt and shame about money or feeling that money seems dirty and evil.

The fact that money-related issues aren’t always at the top of your priority list may well be a good sign. Perhaps you spent the past weekend with friends and ...

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