How do you find that inner peace of mind that comes from knowing that the "money" part of your life is on track?
Does it come from hiring a trusted financial advisor? (Hint: firstname.lastname@example.org.) Focusing on a long-term investment strategy? Both are important contributors.
However, the key to financial happiness is…
Living within your means. Spending less than you have coming in. Do this and everything else will fall into place.
If you live beyond your means you will face stress and anxiety. Your flexibility to make life and career decisions will be limited. You will be weighed down by trying to finance a lifestyle that you cannot afford. Your relationships will be negatively impacted.
If you find that you are living beyond your means, you have the power to change:
- It starts with understanding your Core Values — the beliefs by which you strive to live. The priorities you value most.
- Next, create a Budget aligned with your Core Values.
- This will help you make decisions involving a Big Purchase.
By applying these principles, you will have a roadmap for living within your means. And that is the key to financial happiness.
Shari Greco Reiches