You must have some notion of where you want to be with your finances. Facebook published a study that showed that 61% of consumers expressed concern with their ability to weather a large, unexpected expense, and 59% expressed concern with their ability to provide for themselves and their family
“With the outbreak of COVID-19, consumers are craving advice and information now more than ever to help map a path to financial health.”
What’s more, 46% ages 35 and older expressed interest in Facebook groups that provide financial content. Overall, 42% of respondents said they’re interested in private groups to exchange and share financial information and advice.
Is that you? Is discussing personal finances publicly a road too far for you? How about a private group? Or off of Facebook altogether where you could be more anonymous?
Our favorite tools and resources for expanding your network, staying in the know, learning new skills, and making your next move.
- Taking the Work out of Networking: Former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter, Karen Wickre a self-described introvert, and “the best-connected Silicon Valley figure you’ve never heard of” (Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal), offers networking advice for anyone who has ever canceled a coffee date due to social anxiety. Learn to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving your comfort zone.
- New Retirement: Do I have enough money to retire? Create a plan with easy-to-use tools.
- New Power: How Anyone Can Persuade, Mobilize, and Succeed in Our Chaotic, Connected Age
Life Is In The Transitions
Last year we published our review of the latest book by Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Secrets of Happy Families and Council of Dads. In his new book “Life is in the Transition: Mastering Change at Any Age” he writes,
“The once routine expectation that people will have one job, one relationship, one faith, one home, one body, one sexuality, one identity from adolescence to assisted living is deader than it’s ever been. This is what it means to live a nonlinear life, and it has profound consequences for decisions we all make every day.”
When moved by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories in all fifty states from Americans who’d been through major life changes—from losing jobs to losing loved ones; from changing careers to changing relationships; from getting sober to getting healthy to simply looking for a fresh start. He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change.
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