In our culture, people believe that if you're an artist or do deeply creative work, you will inevitably struggle financially, and that there is a "rightness" to that struggle. In other words, it is believed that if you're rolling in money, and money flows easily to you, then you're not spiritually evolved.
I recently sat down for a consultation with Jane, a stay-at-home mom with a 2-year-old son, another baby due this month, and big fears about her family's financial security."It's really hard for us to save money," Jane said. She and her husband, Charlie, both in their early 30s, rent their house in rural Oregon and live off Charlie's $2,550 monthly teaching salary.