It's safe to say that none of us are perfect when it comes to our finances. That said, we aren't striving for perfection: we're striving for success. What separates success from failure often isn't in our initial action, it is in our response to the outcome. How well we learn from financial missteps is telling of where we will end up in the future.
The modern age is full of anxiety. In fact, millennials are often called the “anxious generation,” as they experience stress and anxiety at higher rates than any generation before them. However, we think it’s safe to say that people of all generations deal with anxieties about money. We all have fears—rational and irrational alike—when it comes to our bank account.
In the digital age, we’re exposed to more information than ever. In a study put forth by the New York Times a decade ago, it was suggested that Americans consume 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words each day. That doesn’t necessarily mean we’re reading those words, but we’re seeing them.
At Memphis Invest, there are few things we love more than helping people make the most of their finances. It’s exciting for us to sit down with our investors and talk about money—the future, planning, retirement, all of it. That said, it also benefits us to look to the past.