When I first started working at ReadyForZero, I’d already been financially independent for some time. I pretty much started marking out (in some capacity) my money strategy the moment I graduated high school.
Even still, I’d never really considered myself to be a financial wizard. Then I started working for ReadyForZero. The (awesomesauce) blog offered me the opportunity to share my own financial knowledge and – importantly – prompted me to build upon this foundation. During the first few weeks, something pretty amazing happened: the more I threw myself into the topic of money, the more confidence I gained. No longer was I just chatting nonchalantly about rent and receipts. I was spouting off about things like APR, IBR, and gulp…. even index funds. No, I didn’t know everything, but I realized how much I was capable of learning
This from the same woman who earlier in life had substituted “you know… what’s-it-called” for about 70% of financial terms.
Learning the “money language” was one of the most crucial steps in the process of financial literacy. Whereas before I had the financial intuition, I didn’t necessarily have a way to communicate or organize it effectively. In order to speak with any fluency, I had to put in time to learn the language.
How is it that we learn a new language? By building up a vocabulary. Talking the talk. Having confidence in your potential and making an investment in your abilities. That’s exactly why I’m excited to be giving a blog drumroll to ReadyForZero’s upcoming course:
Readers, this is exactly the kind of course to help you achieve financial fluency in your life. Led by the incredibly talented Shannon McNay, this course offers the guidance and teaches the skills to help you achieve financial freedom. Beyond a supportive environment, it’s also an organized approach. The six week course breaks down what you need to know about creating a budget, paying off your debt, and creating a personal financial philosophy. Above all, Destination Debt Free provides you with the chance to learn a “language” that will assist you in all your future financial decisions.
But don’t just take my word for it… have a listen as the lady (and fellow partner-in-MoneyBuzz) herself explains it in a special MoneyBuzz style shout-out!
Whoa – talk about awesome! To sign-up to reserve a spot (space is limited!), head over to the course page.
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Remember, whether in the form of a blog, a community, a podcast, or course, it’s essential that we practice, practice, practice in order to maintain and elevate that financial literacy.