16Planning for Life Transitions

Maintaining the status quo, at times, is comforting. When we get into a routine, we lull ourselves into "knowing" that when we go to sleep at night, we will wake up the next morning and do whatever it is that we do. Being in the same groove, however, can also give us a sense of false confidence. Developing financial awareness, savvy consumer behaviors, and a plan for routine saving and investing, on the other hand, feeds our confidence in numerous beneficial ways. As we practice these behaviors—develop a positive attitude, become more engaged in our own financial affairs, and reach out to others for information and assistance—we find that we are in a "new groove." We are building financial competence and are growing ...

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