Manage Your Finances Better and Invest in Yourself
If you’re broke or struggling financially, I’ve got the secret for how you can change your financial situation, and make the shift out of scarcity and into financial abundance.
Money creates a wealth of opportunities, and affords us the freedom to invest in ourselves and enjoy life to the fullest. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does make the best things in life even better.
Unfortunately a lot of people can’t enjoy the opportunities that money offers, because they are floundering in financial debt.
If you’re broke or struggling financially, than what you are currently doing is not working. However, the good news is that you have the power to change your life.
In the words of Napoleon Hill, “Every individual has the power to change his or her material or financial status by first changing the nature of his or her beliefs.” Are you ready to learn a new strategy that will change your financial situation for the better?
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If you make enough poor financial decisions, money has the power to take over your life. This is no way to live.
The moment that you take responsibility for the financial situation that you are currently in is the moment that you take back the power to change your life.
There was once a time in my life when I was broke and struggling financially. I had massive amounts of credit card debt and was living on a friend’s couch. It wasn’t until I took ownership of my financial decisions, that I was able to shift my life. I went from being broke, to where I am today, as a multi-millionaire.
If you’re broke or struggling financially, follow these steps to change your financial situation.
Step #1 – Have A Vehicle For Making Money
Have a vehicle, in the form of a job or a business, that will allow you to make immediate short-term money. I don’t care what kind of job it is, just take it, so that you can start the process of getting back on your feet, financially.
You will need to make a short-term sacrifice, but it’s a small price to pay for freeing yourself of debt.
Step #2 – Learn How To Manage Your Finances
If you aren’t able to manage your money effectively, that tells me that you are either living above your means, or at par, with the amount of money that you are making.
When it comes to managing your finances you need to do three things:
A) Track Your Income & Expenses
Tracking your income and expenses will give you the self-awareness of where you are spending your money, and the power to ensure that you spend less than what you are making.
You always need to make sure that your income is higher than what your expenses are, and that you have a ‘positive cash flow’, which will allow you to save money.
Once you know what your monthly income and expenses are, you need to budget and save money, which may mean that you need to downgrade your current lifestyle and make short-term sacrifices.
C) Allocate Your Money
I learned a simple, but highly effective method for how to manage your money for financial freedom from T. Harv Eker. He suggests that you break down the money that you make and your expenses into six jars:
Necessities (55% of your income)
Put 55% of your income towards necessities, in the form of rent, groceries, or car payments. A lot of people put 100% of what they make towards their necessities. This is not the route that you want to take if you have a desire to get out of the “rat race”.
Long-term Savings (10% of your income)
You should put 10% of your money towards long-term savings. Ideally, you want to build up a 6-month emergency reserve of money, in the event that you experience a financial crisis.
Financial Freedom Account (10% of your income)
Another 10% of your money should go towards financial freedom, which could be investments that you make, in the form of cryptocurrencies or stocks.
Education (10% of your income)
Another 10% of your income should go towards educating yourself. How do you expect to change your life if you don’t have the financial means to invest in yourself?
Investing in coaches, seminars, and training is what is going to allow you to achieve financial prosperity. I can confidently say that this is what has allowed me to build my business to where it is today.
Fun (10% of your income)
You should put 10% of your money towards doing things that are fun. Make time for things that bring a sense of joy to your life.
Personally, I was willing to sacrifice fun and invest this 10% into my education, so that I could pay off my debt faster, but it’s up to you how you want to allocate it.
Giving (5% of your income)
Lastly, you want to give 5% of your earnings to a cause or charity. Even if you don't have a lot of money to give, the act of giving trains your brain to live in a state of abundance.
Giving makes you feel good about yourself, and you end up attracting more wealth into your life as a result of doing it.
Step #3 – Invest In Yourself
It will be difficult for you to change your life if you do not invest in yourself. Warren Buffett once said, “The best investment that you can make is in yourself.”
This has been the secret that has allowed me to achieve financial freedom, and one of the best returns on investment that I have ever had.
Step #4 – Create Wealth
Lastly, you need to create a vehicle for financial freedom and abundance, whether that’s creating wealth by starting an online business or learning how to invest in stocks. There is a simple formula for building wealth, which is:
- Make more than you spend and invest the difference wisely.
- Develop daily habits that result in wealth accumulation.
If you're broke or struggling financially, follow these steps to change your financial situation. If you can master this process, you will live the rest of your life, financially free!
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