Dealing With Financial Fear


Years ago when I was first thinking about self-employment, one thing scared me above all others. Taxes. It sounds silly, but I was terrified of screwing it all up and ending up in jail. Estimated taxes, quarterly payments, and self-employment deductions freaked me out so badly that it almost seemed better to stay employed with a company and let them handle it. Almost. Fortunately I overcame my fear and went out on my own. As I’ve not landed in jail yet, I must be doing something right.

I know I’m not the only one who’s ever been scared of some aspect of finance. Taxes scare plenty of people. Many people refuse to invest because they’re afraid of losing all their mone


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One Response to Dealing With Financial Fear

  1. robert zimmerman says:

    I have long believed that knowledge is the key to eliminating fear. Financially, you can obtain unlimited knowledge on the internet, but most need someone to do some hand holding. That is where a trusted adviser can be helpful. The trick is to find one that you can trust.

    A good source for educating yourself financially is to sort through the article publishing sites.

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