This past weekend I had the pleasure of being on a panel of women who addressed a group of smart high school women. My goal was to show them that understanding money would empower them to thrive in life – that it was a critical life skill. Below are the questions they asked us to prepare to answer, and my brief responses to each.
SheStrong Summit: Tell us about your career journey – where have you found support and where have you found obstacles?
I follow a site on Facebook called “YourChristmasCountdown.com” It’s fun. Generally, the posts have Christmas music and I really do enjoy hearing the songs of my holidays past in October. I do. But today, I saw an interesting comment that followed the post. Commenter Tara Alexander had her own “money countdown” reminding us that there were only 5 paychecks between us and the big spend.
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Facebook and Google and YouTube, oh my! Big internet companies are after our attention, and our money. They know us better than we know ourselves, and one result is that they are delivering a steady stream of content that persuades us to act in ways that may not be in our best interest.
We have given them everything they need. We do this every time we logon and chat, search, or view. These activities basically tell them just what’s on our mind—all the time.
This is called “brain hacking” and the big Internet companies are good at it.