Even though the women of today are making more money, many lack the confidence to take charge of their financial health. How is your financial health? Is your financial house in order? Do you have confidence in your financial future?
Anne Naylor – Personal motivation consultant and author – wrote an empowering article that could be helpful to you.
“6 Tips For Facing Your Finances With Confidence”
Dealing with money issues is not easy. Families fall out over money. Your sense of status, place in life and well-being may have come to depend upon a certain level of income and expenditure. Expectations dashed, disappointment and financial loss can make for deep-seated misery.
I am not an economist — my sister is — but I still have to deal with money on a daily basis. We all do, unless we have chosen to renounce cash and found other methods of survival, which some have done quite successfully.
Listening to an investment counselor recently, I heard him say that the days of the “borrow to spend” mentality are no longer the workable option they had become. Sooner or later, the credit runs out. It is no fun when it does.
A mood of blaming and complaining is very understandable. You may feel like a helpless infant in a grown up world when it comes to the economy. However, blaming and complaining about the state of the economy, and those responsible for it, renders you more stuck and prepares you for nothing better, other than more complaining and blaming. This frame of mind does not help you to deal with your personal finances, fit and ready to meet the world as it now is.
The origin of the word “confidence” literally means “have full trust.” Here are some of the dictionary definitions for confidence.
- The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust
- The state of feeling certain about the truth of something
- A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities
In times of economic uncertainty, I have noticed that there are always those who are managing their personal finances well. What is possible for some is possible for many more. Read rest of the article here
Thought Stimulator: Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions. ~A.A. Latimer
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