While we enjoy dreaming about what we’d do with a huge gift of money, money never seems to solve financial problems. This is good news! It means that you can start your journey to financial health today. You don’t need to wait until you’re earning that magic number before you take control of your finances. The gap between what you earn and what you spend is the result of the decisions you make before you get money.
Like any good project, the path to financial well-being begins with your goals. Knowing what you want your money to do for you and the forces working against your goals is the starting point.
This series of articles was sponsored by OUTvest, and written by Just One Lap in 2018. It’s timeless wisdom that needs to be out there – in public spaces where it can feed into ongoing discussions about long term financial wellness. We are republishing this series to make outstanding Fridays (but you’re welcome to read ahead).