When setting out to learn how to manage your money, most people have no idea where to start. You probably didn’t learn much at home, because for many families money is a taboo topic. You may have gotten some vague messages about saving for retirement or putting money away for a “rainy day.” Or worse, you heard untruths like “rich people are evil,” and “there’s never enough money to go around.”
Chances are, you didn’t learn anything about money in school either. Pythagorean Theorem? Check. Five Paragraph Essay? Check. Managing finances? Nothing.
This lack of financial literacy creates a lot of anxiety about money. You know you should be doing something about your finances, but you have no clue where to start. As a result, you might not even bother. And there’s always something else going on that takes precedence. In the end, denying and/or ignoring the problem rather than taking action, is much easier.
Lost And Confused
Looking at posts on Instagram, you’re likely to fall into the trap of thinking everyone has their life together. Everyone that is, except you. In reality, they’re just as confused and lost around finances as you are.
The truth is life is not meant to be lived feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Creating a solid plan for your life and designing the future you desire is possible. But it all starts with learning how to manage your money. Your financial future is in your own hands—no one else’s. If you choose to do nothing, nothing will change. You’ll stay broke wondering why you’re always in debt.
How would your life be different if money wasn’t an issue? Would you quit your job? What charities would you support? Would you volunteer or travel? These aren’t unattainable dreams. A life free from debt puts you in a position to pursue your dreams. But you need to start now.
Manage Your Money For Financial Freedom
So how do you get started? Well, you can consult Google and spend hours reading various articles. You’d have information, but you might not know how to apply that knowledge to your situation. Not to mention how quickly you can end up down the YouTube rabbit hole watching videos of surfing dogs.
If you want to be successful, you have to learn from the best. Study the habits of people are Financially Free, and follow their example. Take advice from the 4%—not the 96%. Learn how they were able to win the Game of Money and live their best life.
Financial Freedom is possible. With a solid plan in place, you’ll stop trading your time for money and eliminate Money Stress from your life completely. In Financially Fit Bootcamp, you learn how to eliminate debt from your life, create a surplus of money and build sustainable Financial Freedom.
Stop the denial and wandering around in confusion about money. You don’t have to live a life of debt and anxiety. True Freedom is possible.
Your journey to learning how to manage your money and a positive financial future can start today.
The views and opinions expressed are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of MindShift.money.
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Wendy Priester is a former Tax Auditor turned freelance writer and certified Financially Fit Bootcamp Coach. When not working with clients to help them live their best financial life, Wendy can be found exploring the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her two hyperactive dachshunds.