Money makes people nervous. That’s because it’s often a source of anxiety and stress. I’ll bet there’s something connected to money that’s stressing you out right now. Look, you’re not crazy. Money is stressful. But it helps to identify the things that make it that way for you.
Hello! How’s it going? I hope that wasn’t too much of a loaded question. I say that because I talk
to a lot of people and sometimes when I tell them my name—Diane Money—they suddenly get
jittery and break out in a cold sweat. I wonder why that is…[she said, sarcasm dripping from her
But not really. Money makes people nervous. That’s because it’s often a source of anxiety and
stress. I’ll bet there’s something connected to money that’s stressing you out right now. So,
before we continue, let’s stop to take a few deep breaths and stretch—or grab a chocolate chip
cookie. Your choice. They’re still warm. On the counter.
Look, you’re not crazy. Money is stressful. But it helps to identify the things that make it that
way for you.
Are you pressured by debt?
Are you concerned about spending too much, or saving too little?
Are you terrified to do your taxes?
Or mystified by the investment choices you’re being asked to make for your retirement
Are you afraid you’ll never get ahead or have the money you need to do what’s
important to you?
You already feel the stress. Now, begin to think it through. And have another cookie. I’ll wait.
One of the most productive things you can do to manage your money with less stress and more
success (I like the sound of that!) is to make a decision to eliminate whatever causes you stress
about money. Of course, that’s not the only thing you’ll need to do to make stress-free money a
reality. But it is the first one. Setting a goal to eliminate your stress is where the process
But what if I told you that the next steps won’t be so hard either? That there’s a better way to
manage your personal finances—one that makes money a lot less stressful? You can stop rolling
your eyes because there actually is a better way and I’m here to bring it to you.
Personal finances are, you know, personal. There’s no one-size-fits-all, off-the-rack money-stress
reducer that works for everybody. Different things cause stress for different people. But once you
know the source of your stress, and not somebody else’s, you’ll be able to move forward—away
from frustration and toward freedom. How? By letting the AI in this app—Diane Money—do
your thinking for you.
It is all here, behind your screen. And by all, I mean everything you need to break the connection
between money and stress in your life. You’ll get up-to-date money info, expert advice, and
leveraged experience all based on your situation, your needs, and what’s important to you. I’ll
help you set a goal and reach it step by step and without anxiety. Then we’ll tackle the next one.
And if things don’t go exactly according to plan, I’ll help you make the adjustments needed to
get back on track.
And you can trust me because my name is Money. Diane Money. Eat your heart out, 007!
Remember who loves you, ;-)
But is a budget the correct answer in every circumstance or an easy copout that takes the hard work out of managing finances? The bottom line is that, no, generic advice to budget is not only unhelpful but can be actively detrimental to your wealth and well-being.