Money secret No. 15: What does overcoming fear have to do with your financial future? It has everything to do with it.

If you’ve stalled out on the way to your dreams in life, it’s time to recognize what’s holding you back from taking the next step. Fear is usually the culprit. Everyone gets scared at times on this path. Nature equipped us with fear because it alerts us to danger. However, we have to learn to control our fear in our daily lives, otherwise it will paralyze us. When you learn to recognize and reshape it, it can also be a powerful thing. Fear, in that sense, can also be a sign that you’re about to do something that will allow you to grow.

Many women are afraid of dealing with their finances, particularly when they think about investing. Thoughts that might go through their mind are, “What if I don’t know enough?” or, “What if I lose all my money?” That’s why it’s important to face your fears and to get informed, because knowledge is the best weapon against fear. Another thing that helps is just getting started! With a diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds, you’re building a long-term investment with controlled risk. We’ll show you how this works. Once you’ve tried investing for the first time, you’ll see how your money multiplies…and that’ll quickly leave you wanting to invest more. The time factor plays an enormous role. Time is your best friend – so get started as soon as possible! The more time you have, the more your money multiplies. A financial investment is the first step to a financially strong, independent life.

Money secret No. 15: You’re afraid of investing because you’re doing something you’ve never done before. But this new thing is going to change your life. And a lot, at that. Here we go!