Money is a complicated topic. It is often very obvious what a person must do to improve their financial situation, but getting someone to change their financial habits and attitudes is hard. Good financial advice seems to go in one ear and out the other as clients continue to repeat the same destructive patterns over and over again.
At a core level, we generally know when we are behaving badly. An alcoholic is aware that they drink too much. An obese person knows they need to eat a healthier diet. A gambler knows they cannot win back their losses at a slot machine.
Money disorders share this problem, but what makes them even more challenging is that a person may not even be aware that they have a disorder. Instead, those who suffer from money disorders may actually think they are making wise money