Have you ever heard the phrase "we're tough because we care"?
That's the philosophy LearnVest C.E.O. Alexa von Tobel abides by when it comes to personal finance, noting that tough advice can often be great advice.
"One of the most valuable pieces of advice that I ever heard was from an investor who told me that 'people simply live too big,' " she says. "It's one of the main reasons why we have so many financial problems in this country today, because it's such a hard thing to reverse. That advice has stuck with me for years—and it influences how I manage my money and my company every day."
Of course, tough advice can have a lasting impact on any aspect of life—be it retirement, your career and even accepting credit where it's due. So we reached out to readers to hear about the hardest to hear—but best—life advice they've ever received ... because we care.
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