I have been known to be a bit, shall we say, know-it-all about several topics. One of those is personal finance. I thought, once I got my debt paid off and was saving up a large chunk of our family’s income each month, that I knew all there was to know about this particular topic.
Of course, that’s an exaggeration. But, I am very quick to offer advice in this particular area, without necessarily being willing to listen sympathetically.
Sometimes, not having all the answers or feeling unsure about a certain area of personal finance, however, is important.
If you know you have all the answers, or that your way is the right way, how can you properly evaluate other ideas, or have an open mind to listen to new possibilities?
That’s where humility comes in, and humility often comes through failing at something.
So, if we have succeeded with money for a while, relatively speaking, how do we get money humility?Continue reading “How Humility About Personal Finance Can Be a Really Good Thing”