We all have an embarrassing story regarding money
Bad things happen. And more often, they happen when emotions dictate our choices. Many years ago, I had lunch with a wealthy friend I had not seen in a long time. I insisted that I treat him to lunch.
We had a fabulous meal at a fine dining establishment, and I paid for it with my credit card. To my dismay, the card was declined. When I provided a second card, to my embarrassment and shame, it was also declined. I had no other credit cards, and my friend ended up footing the whole bill. I couldn’t let that happen, so wrote a check to reimburse him for the cost. But guess what. My check bounced. Humiliating!
I know the shame of not having money at the right time, not being able to pay my bills on time, have food in the fridge, or enjoy a positive flow in my bank account. I have felt my stomach churn, my blood pressure rise, and the panicked feeling of humiliation, shame, and personal disgust at my inability to handle money.
It happened because I needed to apply sound financial concepts to my life. We all deal with financial issues and choices every day. Most of what we learned about money came from our family. How they thought and reacted to money choices shaped our thinking today.
But, have you ever stopped to consider that maybe they didn’t know what they were doing? Maybe you set unrealistic goals based on others’ ideas and mandates. If you are overwhelmed with credit card debt, can’t seem to save money, and feel hopeless and afraid just thinking about money-it is time for a change. Let’s conquer money shame and create a positive plan for long-term success.
You are not a failure. You are not unworthy. And you are not alone!
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As a man of integrity and infectious energy, Bob Wheeler offers a simple and effective way to create a healthy relationship with money.
Bob’s witty and non-judgmental approach to personal finance provides guidance to anyone who wants to create a new path to financial freedom.
Bob explores the emotions surrounding money management in his book, The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions of Money. His passion is to help others gain insight into why their emotions trigger financial decisions.
A popular radio show and podcast guest, Bob also hosts a weekly podcast, Money You Should Ask, where he shares his concept of personal finance and invites guests to share their personal financial journey.
Bob conducts numerous Radical Abundance and Money at its CORE seminars internationally and across the U.S.A. Bob is a ‘CORE Energetics’ and Radical Aliveness Practitioner. His crusade for holistic personal growth has cross-pollinated with his accounting practice to deliver a new approach to personal finance.
While building his accounting practice, Bob Wheeler simultaneously pursued his love of satire and ventured into the realm of standup comedy. Blending his wittiness with 25 years of helping clients, Bob’s approach to money integrates warmth and humor. He shares his budgeting directives with a liberal dose of inspiration and motivation to anyone with monetary concerns.
In addition to his CPA practice, Bob is also the CFO for The World Famous Comedy Store in West Hollywood and La Jolla, California. Bob Wheeler graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His world travels led him to all points on the globe, especially those at high altitudes. He climbed Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, ascended 17,598 feet in Nepal to the Mount Everest Base Camp, and reached the summit of several smaller mountains in between.
Bob has really helped me transform my thinking around money and my relationship with money. Having grown up with no real guidance around finances, Bob has been key in helping me not only survive but also thrive.