I remember when I used to feel inadequate about money and investing. I felt like I was floating in the middle of a dangerous ocean, with no wind in my sails, and I lost the directions to get home.
It was a helpless, scary feeling, because I desperately wanted to understand money and investing, but I didn’t know where to start. I imagined life would be easier if I understood how to grow money from money, but getting that knowledge felt so elusive. It felt like financial wisdom was reserved for a select club. Unless you were born into that club, or went to school for years to learn it, you’d forever be struggling, while the few people who did understand money would be passionately living their dream life.
This post is about my road to learn how money and investing works. Once I began to learn, I stopped feeling lost and afraid. I started to feel empowered. Learning was the breeze that filled my sails. Learning helped me cross my ocean of challenges, and find my dream life on the other side.