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How to Overcome Financial Trauma and Thrive.

Updated: May 28, 2022

Moving past the pain

By Clyde Anderson

Have you ever felt like this?

It's no secret that money is one of the most significant sources of stress in our lives. According to a study by Northwestern Mutual, 78 percent of Americans said they experience moderate to high-stress levels about money. Financial trauma can have a devastating effect on our lives, both mentally and physically. In this blog post, we will discuss how to overcome financial trauma and thrive!

“The first step to overcoming financial trauma is acknowledging that it exists.”

Money is a sensitive subject for many of us, and we may not even realize that we are carrying financial baggage from our past. If you're not sure whether or not you have financial trauma, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I have a negative association with money?

  • Do I feel guilty or ashamed when I spend money?

  • Do I have hard time-saving money?

  • Do I avoid talking about money with my partner or friends?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are likely carrying around financial trauma. The next step is to begin working through this trauma. Here are some tips to get you started:

Seek out professional help: If you're struggling to overcome financial trauma on your own, seek out the help of a financial therapist or counselor. These professionals can help you understand and process your feelings about money.

Talk about it: One of the best ways to start working through financial trauma is to talk about it. Talk to your partner, friends, or family members about your experiences and feelings. The goal is to help you feel less alone and more supported.

Create a financial plan: A financial plan can help you take control of your finances and set goals for the future. Working with a financial planner can help you create a plan tailored to your unique needs.

Practice self-care: financial trauma can take a toll on your mental and physical health. Be sure to take care of yourself by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting regular exercise.

“Don't allow your past to rob you of a future.”

By following these tips, you can overcome financial trauma and start living your best life possible!

What other tips do you have for overcoming financial trauma? Share in the comments below!

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