Money was stressful, uncomfortable, and confusing. When I mustered the courage to search for answers, here's what I found:
- get-rich-quick schemes
- generic financial advice that didn't match my needs as a Muslim
- Islamic finance material that was either irrelevant or confusing
I've spent nearly 10 years exploring both personal and Islamic finance. That doesn't make me a financial expert. It does make me someone who spent way too much time figuring out this money stuff.
Here's the bottom line: the answer to most of our money questions - big or small - is not to become a personal finance junkie.
The solution is NOT to become a drudge to spreadsheets, budgeting apps, or intricate finance literature.
The solution is a system.