Hate Math? Your Retirement Could Be at Risk

Math anxiety is extremely common, and it could affect your retirement saving potential. Here's why and what you should do about it.

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You may not have heard of math anxiety, but let me assure you, it is real. Defined as a “negative emotional reaction to mathematics,” math anxiety is an extreme feeling of nervousness that some individuals experience when faced with performing tasks involving math.

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Maddie Parker, CFP®
Partner, Parker Financial Group

Maddie Parker is a partner at Parker Financial Group (PFG) in Overland Park, Kansas. She holds the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Maddie has a Bachelor of Science in Education of Mathematics and a Master of Science in Education of Mathematics from the University of Kansas.