From Madam Money …
As a financial executive, I had a dirty little secret. I was giving financial advice to people, but I was committing the financial sin of living paycheck to paycheck. I was overextended and overspending. Everything I was telling my clients to do, I wasn’t even doing for myself. I was solving other people’s money challenges, but not my own. I was committing “Financial Fornication.”
I was financially promiscuous with multiple credit cards and ended up contracting Financial STDs (Substantially Tremendous Debt). I had an unstable relationship with Savings. I didn’t really have a savings account. Rather, I had a Sidepiece account that was tied to my main checking account. When my main checking account could not give me what I wanted, I tapped the ASSET of the sidepiece account to spend. Sidepiece accounts weren’t built for savings.
I was unfaithful to my financial goals. I was a financial fornicator.