I have spent a good portion of my life in the hospital. Though the reasons as to why may vary, one thing that seems to remain consistent is the care from doctors and nurses. It always amazes me to think that there are women and men out there staying up all night to care for the sick and those in recovery, and they always seem on the top of their game. Unfortunately, another thing that I find consistent with those doctors and nurses is a lack of financial knowledge. They work so hard for their degrees, licenses, or specialties, but have been taught very little when it comes to managing their money. Admittedly, this is a smart group of people, who give tirelessly to improving the quality of people’s health, so I have special appreciation for everything that they. Yet, when I’ve talked to many of these people and they find out that I work in financial services, they quickly ask me questions regarding their finances. They are like most people who work hard to pay their bills, put food on the table, and to keep a roof over their family’s heads, but are so confused or overwhelmed when it comes to making good decisions with their money. Why? Because they have never been taught, don’t know what to do or even how pull together a meaningful financial game plan. It amazing that because we feel that doctors make a lot of money, or nurses are paid well, that they are immune to financial stress. However, it’s just like an illness that makes people sick, destroys relationships, and never seems to have a cure! But, this is where we can make a real difference and do our part to help them!
AFLI was built to help educate people about their finances, giving them the knowledge and skills to take control of their financial lives. Our mission is to reduce financial stress, and to provide unbiased financial education. Feel free to visit of website at aflinstitute.org, or reach out to me, Pat Moran @ (602) 571-1035.
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