Everyone’s Family History Affects Money Behavior

Each individual brings her unique family history, rooted in generations of experience, to every conversation. Typically, as we communicate with others throughout the day, we operate in the present moment and think only about the issue, topic, or task at hand. But it probably is not too difficult for you to recall a recent conversation in which you found yourself overreacting, responding to the other person with more emotion than was appropriate to the situation. While there may certainly be countless reasons for such a reaction, family history is often the cause.

Many people have unresolved emotional or psychological issues from their past that bubble up to the surface when they find themselves ...

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