Does Financial Fear Have You Spooked? Don’t Cower — Fight

Take a page from the heroes and heroines of scary movies and conquer the monsters that are keeping you from tackling your money fears.

A businessman in an office faces a towering monster made of financial paperwork.
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Financial fears are real, especially later in life. We know that. There is uncertainty around all of life’s costs. It’s natural to be scared about outliving your money. I get it. Your life should not just be another horror movie where you play a leading role. Waiting for the next disaster to strike is not a plan; it’s just a demonstration of complacency. You can change the role you play in your life’s money movie.

Choosing to make no decision is a decision

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Neale Godfrey, Financial Literacy Expert
President & CEO, Children's Financial Network Inc.

Neale Godfrey is a New York Times #1 best-selling author of 27 books, which empower families (and their kids and grandkids) to take charge of their financial lives. Godfrey started her journey with The Chase Manhattan Bank, joining as one of the first female executives, and later became president of The First Women's Bank and founder of The First Children's Bank. Neale pioneered the topic of "kids and money," which took off after her 13 appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."