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I thought my crippling money anxiety was an unavoidable ghost of my childhood, but my fiancée transformed my point of view - and she grew up with much less

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The author and her fiancée. Courtesy of AJ Jordan
I have a lot of anxieties about money, which I attributed to generational trauma from past poverty.
Then I got engaged to a woman who grew up with even less, who was much less anxious than I was.
I learned that I don't need to feel trapped by fear, and I am working on letting things go.
My childhood was full of messages about money being scarce. My mom wanted her children to have things that she didn't when she was growing up - educational opportunities, summer trips to fun places, nice Christmases and birthdays. However, the expenses for...
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