This website is about taking what I do in my counseling practice and bringing it out to a wider audience.
It also gives me a chance to cover topics that I only rarely get to mention for people who come to see me.
One such topic is self help for your financial future.
If you are going to help yourself in your psychological outlook, your physical health, and your ability to contribute to the world, you need to take care of your own financial future.
I’m no expert in the financial area, but many people who have come to me with the diagnosis of “Depression” have one of their biggest depressing worries as finances.
Almost always I find that their finances are in fact depressing. They aren’t making it up, their finances are actually bad. They are in fact going backwards and/or bankrupt, or they have no ability to create safety and stability into the future.
My take is that with the aging of Western populations, and the extensive systems of welfare and healthcare support, and with the spending of successive governments on largely short-term outcomes rather than thinking over many generations, the world’s financial future is very bleak.
You can be seeming to do very well for yourself, but the world can still swamp you.
See my post about the cost of health care turning into the entire government budget by 2026-2032.
Be Darwinian, or Richard Dawkinsian, about it.
But if you are serious about self help, don’t bury your head in the sand.
If you want a wake up call then take the time to watch the 2008 Predictions videos, in particular the last one with Mike Maloney, at…
This information is for more than just 2008. They are the next 5-15 years predictions.
-Dr Martin Russell.com