The stockings have been hung, candles lit, lights strung, and carols sung when the financial stress begins to peek behind the corners of brown paper packages tied up with string. Everything’s shiny and cozy but you can’t extinguish that tiny feeling that you went way over budget this holiday. You’re not alone; holidays are a particularly financially stressful time for many.
Although one may not realize it, we have all developed core beliefs about money – usually from an early age - that drives our financial behavior and decision-making. That belief, whether positive or negative, is firmly planted in the driver seat of our financial emotions but may remain undetected until provoked.