What intergeneration financial trauma (habits, triggers, beliefs) did you inherit from your parents or guardians? What fiscal trauma (bank balances, properties, debts) did you inherit from them?
What did they inherit from their parents or guardians that they unwittingly passed onto you?
What are you passing onto your children? What are you going to choose to pass onto them?
I inherited, among other things:
I won’t work through these issues on my own, not even with greater financial success than my parents’. Addressing these will require a therapist as much or more than a financial planner. And so help me if I let any of these pass on to any potential children of mine.