Working Toward Financial Freedom
It’s a sad fact that most people aren’t just lacking wealth, but they’re burdened by debt, not making enough money, and suffering from anxiety over their finances. For some, it will always be a struggle.
They’ll never learn how to eliminate what they owe and earn enough money to experience wealth in their lives. All of that could change if they made an effort – but they don’t.
Some of it’s due to ignorance about how to implement a plan that would offer them financial freedom. They simply weren’t taught about managing money and growing wealth.
Others are living in the mindset of instant consumer gratification – charging things and spending any leftover cash simultaneously. What happens to those people is they eventually get to a place where all minimum payments meet or exceed their current cash flow – and then there’s nothing left over and no credit available.
You want a life where you owe no one anything – life where every bit of your money is either spent on basic necessities (like your electric bill), saved for the future, or used to allow you to enjoy life the way you always dreamed it could be.
The Shame of Being a Financial Cautionary Tale
Not having money (and not having good credit) can be such a shameful feeling. You might be beating yourself up about all the needless things you spent your money on – whether it was for you or to make someone else in your life happy.
Or maybe you’re kicking yourself for not making the kind of money you always thought you would. There are a million reasons why you might be hanging your head in shame over financial ruin.
Every corner you turn, you’re met with something you need or want but can’t get because of the situation you’ve put yourself in. Maybe an unexpected emergency happens – like a plumbing catastrophe – and suddenly you need $5,000 to fix it.
You have two choices – find the money somehow or let it ruin your home. But your credit cards are maxed out, the bank won’t loan you any money, and you have no one you can turn to who will personally rescue you from this situation.
Or maybe you’d really love to send your kids on the school trip to France this summer – but there’s no way it’s going to happen. You can barely pay tuition, and every extra bit is going to pay the bare minimums on your debt load.
Having to tell a company you can’t afford to fix the plumbing (or get a car repaired, etc.) is embarrassing. Standing there with a stranger, acknowledging that you don’t have a penny to your name – and horrible credit to boot – is uncomfortable.
Having your child ask you if they can do something – even something simple that costs just a little bit – and having to say no because there’s no money – makes you feel like a failure as a parent.
After implementing this plan, you’re going to feel much better about where you are and where you’re headed. You’re going to be able to hold your head up high because this is all about regaining control.
To date, you’ve been out of control. Whether it was caused by your bad decisions in spending or not earning enough, or something unexpected hit you that knocked you off your feet (like a medical emergency with tens of thousands of dollars in debt) – you’re going to start taking back control today.