For years WWC has started the personal money management class My Money Works with a discussion of our attitudes and beliefs about money. “We believe that if we don’t look at our attitudes and beliefs about money, then it’s hard to change our behavior,” says Jean Dempster, WWC Central Region trainer. “If it were only about the tools, we would all be sticking to our budgets. It is the change in attitude, the belief that ‘I can do this, there are changes I can make’ that is so important,” says Dempster.
A cool tool for looking at our attitudes is the Money Habitudes card sort activity, created by Syble Solomon. Class participants complete the card sort and find out more about their money personality. The activity helps people understand their own attitudes and behavior around money and get ready to learn new skills. Check out our Manage Your Money section to learn more about our classes and find a class near you.