Jean Chatzky and Arianna Huffington
Paying bills, tackling debt, crunching numbers, making investments—do money matters make your heart pound? For many people, dealing with dollar signs is just plain scary. Jean talks to Arianna Huffington, a nationally syndicated columnist, author and co-founder of The Huffington Post, about being fearless with money. Arianna admits she hasn't always been fearless when it comes to money. "I've had a deep insecurity around money, ever since I was a little girl," Arianna says.

Having since overcome her own financial fears, Arianna shares her advice with others. For example, she offers insight about negotiating for a raise, explaining that women incorrectly view it as a fear-filled experience because they think they are supposed to be nice, accommodating and team players at all times. "It's so ingrained in us," she says. "If your husband has a job, and you also have a salary, there is an idea that you need to settle and be grateful."

How to Banish Your Money Fears

  • Address them. Being conscious of them is the first step, Arianna says. "The minute you make fear conscious, it loses its power."
  • Create a "fearlessness tribe" around you. This is a support system of people who are always in your corner—your personal cheerleading squad!
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Find something about yourself that you truly love, whether it's a body part or a personality trait. Don't dwell on the negative!
The information provided here is general advice and you should always consult your own financial adviser before making major financial decisions, including investments or changes to your portfolio. The opinions expressed by the hosts, guests and callers to Oprah Radio are strictly their own.


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