Well, not a favorit subject for sure but so important to talk about and understand. I always wanted to be financial in-depended, regardless of what situation I was currently in, from being a singel mom to being married. For me it is a sense of self security, not need to be relying on someone else.
I do understand that situations are different depending on where in the world you live. For me who lives in the Northern part of Europe, we are very focused on being equal, this is both good and bad. Women working as much as our men (well more, since we are still taking care of most of the household shores).
I can’t stress the importance of being financial stable, save as much as you possible can, without it being a struggle. You still need to live once in awhile. But make it a part of a monthly goal to save as much as possible. I think as part of us woman breaking us free from being depended is to have our own financial security and that part starts with you. Even if you are a stay at home mom request some money “no asking money” to make your self secure. As much as we want and hope that our life will stay the same throughout our life it will not. Anything can happen, divorce, death, unemployment.
Building up a financial security will aslo lead you to feeling more secure and in the end happier. I woke up a bit late, but have now released the importance of this. So I have to save even more than if I had started earlier, I have made it in to one of my mission to be a great saver!
So all you woman out there, take care of your self primarily, and you will be able to give more to others in the end.