One of my financial planners shared a quote that has stuck with me for years. “Money doesn’t buy happiness. But neither does poverty. So we might as well be RICH!!” Money isn’t the secret to happiness BUT it is a necessary tool to helping us create the life we desire. And our ability to make it is different from our ability to manage it and make it work for us. I’m not a financial planner and I can’t give professional financial advice so always be sure to consult your financial gurus, but I can share what I’ve found to help me do a better job managing and saving my money as I’ve built my business and increased my income. For the first 10 years of my working life I was always the guy that would say, “I’ll begin saving when I make $XXX!” What’s funny is, no matter how much money I made at the end of the year, all I had to show for all my hard work was a bunch of bills to pay and a zero balance in the bank! I finally got sick of this feeling and decided to apply the the steps below as a focus around my finances and I quickly got on the track to financial success. With some focus and discipline I soon had paid off all my debt except my mortgage, saved an entire year’s worth of income and have consistently saved over six figures for almost a decade. When people ask me about this I find it’s usually because they know something about what they want, but they’re just unsure where to get started. WHAT’S FUNNY is that once we decide to get started getting on the road to financial freedom can become quite simple using the steps below.
Getting our financial future on the path toward growth opens up a new world of possibilities for us, and those around us. Stop living from paycheck to paycheck and start positioning yourself to create more security for your future. Position yourself to find ways to grow your riches so you can do great things in the world. What do you feel is the next step for you financially? Please leave your comments below and share this post with someone who needs it!