Before anything, I’d like to congratulate you for reading this. Seriously.
By taking even this small action to read about how you can gain control over your finances, you are far ahead of a vast majority of the population.
And I guarantee you that if you continue reading and following this path, you will be able significantly improve your financial situation—more than you ever thought possible.(Since you are here, I’m guessing you might not be exactly where you want to be with your money situation?)
You can feel at peace when it comes to money!
How do I know?
I know because I’ve personally gone from stressed out and overwhelmed to a feeling of calm.
I know it’s possible from experience, and I will share the exact steps I took with you.
Just a few years ago, I was living paycheck to paycheck and stressed out to the max. I avoided going to the doctor for weeks because I knew I wouldn’t have the money to pay whatever exorbitant bill came my way. Then one Saturday morning, a trip to Urgent Care was unavoidable. Physically, I was ok. Mentally, I suffered greatly knowing I would have to find a way to pay the bill when I was just making ends meet.
In a few short years, I have paid off my debts, built a 6-month emergency fund, and more than doubled my long-term savings. I feel a sense of peace and calm knowing that my financial house in order. I can breathe easier, and it feels good.
You can have the same.
You have choice, right now in this moment, to make this the moment you decide to stop making excuses and start taking ownership of your financial health and give yourself the feeling of freedom that comes from having your finances under control.
You deserve this.
Don’t “start tomorrow”. Commit right now to giving yourself financial peace of mind. You can get yourself started with these three simple steps:
Take Inventory of Where You Are Today
Download this free Ultimate Checklist of Smart Money Moves to get a complete checklist of money moves that will help you identify exactly where you are on your financial journey. After you complete this checklist, you will have a confirmation of where you are crushing it and clear direction and what steps to take next to achieve your financial goals. It is essential to start with this solid foundation and build from here.
Dive in With Both Feet
When you don’t know where to start, sometimes the best thing you can do is dive right in and start somewhere… anywhere, really. Bookmark and explore Ms. Independcent to read through our archives at your leisure. As you start to read through the financial information at your fingertips, you will get a better sense of the areas you have mastered already and discover the areas you want to understand better.
Check out the Truth About Wealth to give you perspective on your current situation, and from there I recommend you read about how to build an emergency fund to start getting your brain focused on your next steps.
Surround Yourself With a Supportive Community
Surround yourself in a supportive environment to help you reach your financial goals. Talk to your friends and family to enlist their support, join a local personal finance Meetup to meet fellow likeminded peeps, or join our Ms. Independcent tribe for our weekly newsletter with inspiration and fun tips to help you stay on course with achieving your financial dreams.
Wrap yourself in a big Ms. Independcent social hug by joining us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. This will help you keep your money goals top of mind with regular inspiration and ideas.
Learning is lifelong. You will never have ALL the answers, so don’t wait for that moment that’s never coming to take action.
Start with these three steps and commit to never stop learning.
You are not alone. You have just joined a community that will help you get ot the financial peace and financial freedom you deserve.
Welcome to the Ms. Independcent community!