Sometimes when it feels like you have to do everything at once it’s easier to just do nothing. Trust me, I’ve been there. I know that endless cycle and I will help you break out of it. The important thing is to start where you are. Wherever you are in your financial journey, whether it’s looking into investing for the first time, creating a budget, or staring down endless piles of debt, just start. Your money isn’t going to handle itself, and nobody will ever care about your money as much as you – so be a good custodian of it.
It’s also important to not compare your situation to anyone else’s. They are where they are, and you are where you are. Forget the rest.
It’s similar to going to the gym for the first time. You walk in and see people who have been there for years, and start comparing yourself to them. It’s scary, intimidating, and you feel self-conscious, but remember that most people started where you are and the only thing that matters is the drive and determination to keep going. Visualize the life you want for yourself and set goals to get there. A life free from financial stress is possible. Follow me on this adventure and I will show you how.
Topics this series will cover include (but are by no means limited to):
- Debt Management
- Side Hustles
- Credit Cards
- Essentialism / Minimalism / KonMari (whatever you choose to call it)
Join me next time as I discuss the importance of creating – and sticking to – a budget. This is arguably the most important thing you can do. Without one, there’s no reliable way to track cash inflows and outflows. By keeping track, you’ll be able to see where you can pare down based on what’s most important to you and the life you want – and put those savings to better use elsewhere.
Continue to Part 2 – A Budgeting Mindset.