Lupe Camargo (pictured right) was interviewed on the Phoenix Business RadioX show “Mind, Money, Motion” hosted by Marie Burns and sponsored by Women’s Enterprise Foundation. Along with Elena Zee, president of the Arizona Council on Economic Education, they discussed the importance of financial education and the keys to positive, long-term behavior change. Following are a few of Lupe’s highlights from the financial education podcast.
Why is it so hard to change our behaviors, despite how much we may want to change? Our brains are wired for survival. As a result, making big changes takes a lot of work and energy that your brain wants to conserve. So let your brain off the hook by making small, easy changes, and you’ll see greater tong-term success. 4-minute audio
How do you educate and motivate children to establish better money habits? Lupe shares her thoughts. 2-minute audio
Distractions and Convenience
Marketing professionals work hard to influence your decisions and make spending money as easy as possible. Therefore, Lupe offers a simple strategy to break the cycle. 2-minute audio
What Are Your Habits?
You can’t change your behaviors and habits if you don’t even know them. So take the first step, and make a list. Are those habits helping or preventing you from getting where you want to go? 2-minute audio
Know how your environment and your history with money affect your habits. Take small steps to change your environment. Surround yourself with people who will support that change. Be patient with yourself. Lasting change takes time and perseverance. 2-minute audio