4. Embrace Your Relationship with Money

“Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.”

Jackie Mason, comedian

In any kind of relationship, you want to be confident and in control. You want to make sure you’re being heard. You want clarity (and rightly so). Your relationship with money should be no different, yet this is something with which many of us struggle. And it’s simple to see why. Money has been a taboo topic in our country for centuries.

Our upbringing influences how close we get with money and how honest our relationship with it becomes as adults. First impressions, as they turn out, hugely impact our subsequent decisions, including those related to money. If your parents never talked about ...

Get Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.