People tend to only confront something once it is a problem. If you want financial freedom, you will have to regularly invest time looking at your finances. What you pay attention to is where you get results.
Once a week on a set day I sit down with my wife and two children to discuss our finances for 30 minutes. This gets everyone on the same page and demonstrates the importance of having control over our finances with the family. For finances to work you need everyone paying attention and on the same page.
While money won’t make you happy, surveys suggest that not having money can tear a family apart. Most agree that economic troubles for the American middle class are only going to increase and most don’t believe the government can solve this problem. A man told me once, “the best way you can help people in need is to not be someone in need.” Help yourself out so you are in a position to help someone else out.