Asst. Prof. Cherry weighs in: Your brain may be sabotaging your financial or career success
If you grew up in a wealthy household, you might be just as self-constrained by the social expectations of your family and peers, says Preston Cherry, an assistant professor of personal financial planning at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. For instance, you might feel drawn to a small school or community college that particularly excels in a field that you want to study — but your social upbringing might dissuade you from it.
“Community college is frowned upon in certain social circles, but that’s what your environment told you,” Cherry says, adding that making choices based on how they’ll be perceived socially can lead you to start “overlooking your own wellbeing, your own goals and your own practicality.”
Source: Experts: Your brain may be sabotaging your financial or career success, CNBC