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Read up on what's relevant in the space of Financial Literacy & Sustainability
Far too many of us have certifications, Bachelor, Masters, and even PhD level education and with all this scholastic status, many find themselves in a quicksand-type of debt, slowly sinking deeper.
This is the kind of reality we all face yet do our best to ignore until our late 40s when we realize we have a few “good” employment years left and suddenly think about what retirement looks like. The challenge is, these days, tenure is no longer a luxury. The shift in the global economy has caused millions of jobs to be lost… and this is before Covid-19!
When it comes to finances, it has been purposely kept a mystery. Why? Because this system would rather you let them feed you ‘fish’ instead of 'learning to fish’ on your own—and they’ve been successful at it!
To be frank, to many the topic of money is taboo to speak of in our households not because of its sacredness but more so out of ignorance. Who really wants to talk about how broke they are unless they owe someone? Even worse, who wants to be honest about the struggles they face in managing their finances?
To survive in America is changing drastically. We're approaching another economic crisis and the current monetary and savings model is failing. Jobs are scarce all-the-while your employer is not obligated to pay you for the rest of your life. In 2017 I was abruptly fired from a Fortune500 company after twelve years——but not for my work performance. Rather than fight a job that I didn't really own, I decided to study financial literacy as a tool for sustainability that would break the dependancy of a job to survive. Read about my first year after getting fired that allowed me to aspire higher by hiring myself!