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GremlinAbout 70% of my clients contact me initially because they are afraid of something about their money.

Many (!) are afraid they will not have ‘enough’ and will be a bag lady (or some similar fate).

Others are afraid that their debt will overtake them and drive them into the ground.

Some simply have a free-floating anxiety about money in general.  Are they financially ‘good enough’?

Again and again, my greatest joy is to see people stare down their respective money demons.  To watch them pull back the curtain and discover their financial-wizard-of-oz has occupied a disproportionate space in their heads.  And to equip them to tackle their respective demons head-on.

One woman was afraid her spouse would reject her if he knew how much debt she had.  He didn’t.  He was somewhat un-nerved, but it certainly wasn’t any kind of deal-breaker.

A male client, having experienced divorce and job loss, was convinced his home would be repossessed too.  It wasn’t – he sold it at a solid profit.

I’ve worked with numerous couples who were afraid their diverging financial ‘styles’ would tear them apart.  Instead, they learned to bring their respective strengths to the table to from a tight-knit economic unit.

 If you have fears, take heart.  Financially, as in other areas, it’s probably the case that The greatest thing to fear is fear itself.  If you need some moral support to dive in, e-mail me at contact at your money by design (dot the commercial kind).

About the Author


Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

Saturday Case Study: what are your biggest financial fears? Comment

  1. In our recent Brown Bag Joy of Money Seminars for women, we asked participants to list their biggest fears around money. The most common theme that women shared was independence. So many of them recognized how they had abdicated their money concerns to someone else (usually a partner) and that made them fearful.

    On a personal level, I notice when the money dragon comes to call, the affect is to step up my business marketing/prospecting efforts. Maybe some fear is not always a bad thing!

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    Oct 31, 2007

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