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If you’re like most people, financial independence is your ultimate financial goal. The road to a financially care-free lifestyle requires planning and dedication and even a bit of luck. But you may need to fix your finances today, before you can plan for a financially secure tomorrow.
From Spills Spot …
Convenience has become a normal part of everyday life. We live in a society where everything continues to become new and improved, arriving to our doorstep faster, easier to use, and simpler to understand.
Having these services available helps add significant value to our lives. However, there are also some drawbacks as well. Not only does convenience usually comes with a higher price tag, but it also conditions us to expect instant gratification.
From Burrito Bowl Diaries …
Saving money is hard no matter how you slice it. I don’t really know what that saying is supposed to mean. Sayings are weird.
It’s a mental drain to think of your hard earned dollars just being socked away for some day thirty years down the road. There’s a mental shift we need to make to motivate ourselves to save part of our paycheck.
From Madam Money …
As a financial executive, I had a dirty little secret. I was giving financial advice to people, but I was committing the financial sin of living paycheck to paycheck. I was overextended and overspending. Everything I was telling my clients to do, I wasn’t even doing for myself. I was solving other people’s money challenges, but not my own. I was committing “Financial Fornication.”
I was financially promiscuous with multiple credit cards and ended up contracting Financial STDs (Substantially Tremendous Debt). I had an unstable relationship with Savings. I didn’t really have a savings account. Rather, I had a Sidepiece account that was tied to my main checking account. When my main checking account could not give me what I wanted, I tapped the ASSET of the sidepiece account to spend. Sidepiece accounts weren’t built for savings.
I was unfaithful to my financial goals. I was a financial fornicator.