When Tiffany Aliche was in her 20’s, she fell victim to a credit card scam.
A crafty swindler convinced her to take out a cash advance against her credit card for $35,000. He said that he’d invest the money and produce Bernie Madoff- style returns. She was an inexperienced investor. She believed him.
She never saw that money again.
Aliche worked at a preschool. She didn’t make much money to begin with. But matters worsened when the school shut down, and she lost her job. She fell behind on mortgage payments and lost her condo.
In order to recover from such huge setbacks, she had to grapple with an enormous sense of financial shame.
Today, financial educator Tiffany Aliche, better known as The Budgetnista, shares how she overcame financial shame.
She talks to us about the opposite of shame, which is a sense of financial wholeness. And she discusses practical tips for how to navigate the challenges of debt and scams.