Financial Insecurity

Web Exclusive: A Former Pro Swimmer Plunges Deep Into Economic Trouble

The author shares lessons learned through a life of financial highs and lows

Too late, you've already hit bottom.

One of the promises states that we'll lose the fear of financial insecurity. I've run the gamut on that one. One good thing from my childhood is that my father was a tool and dye maker from Denmark. He had a good work ethic, and he'd tell me over and over and over again, "There's nothing like a good job, Linda." He was the "good guy" in my alcoholic family, the provider, and I must have taken his words to heart as I've always worked, even under the most difficult circumstances.

In my younger years, I was a professional swimmer for several years. Then I entered into corporate life... Login to read more
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