What is Financial Stability?

For most people, financial stability is --like many things requiring hard work-- not achieved instantaneously. In order to approach and eventually attain financial stability, one must be willing to think critically about one's goals, to spend a significant amount of time, and to commit oneself to a plan's implementation. These ideas may seem daunting, especially in the abstract, but achieving financial security is done by taking tangible steps --such as, for example, putting away a few dollars in a savings account each week-- over a prolonged period of time as a means of meeting a series of well-thought-out, realistic financial goals. Most people need help with achieving financial security (myself included), and one of the best forms of such help is financial education. My strong belief is that this help is all around: whether found through internet searches or through the mouths of people in one's immediate community.