Restoring Financial Autonomy
It is probably safe to say, I tend to be a risk taker. Fortunately most of my adult life, I have been able to maintain financial stability. Even though my Dad would probably give me a "B minus" compared to his mental money management skills. Four days before my birthday in March, there was an article on the Yahoo Personal Finance page that intrigued me. It was titled, "Super-save with no-spend month" from the Bankrate.com website. Some of the major points were as follows:
Set a dollar figure for spending for the month and stick to it.
Cut out all luxuries without setting a dollar limit.
Combine a 30-day short-term spending diet with an effort to boost your income.
Doom and Gloom vs. Opportunity and Excitement
April is Financial Literary Month. It is a very appropriate time to assess where we are financially. Observing the current economic client, I am proposing not to let this focus be temporary to the contrary view it as an opportunity to employ a powerful strategy. Before I share what I did and plan to continue to do, I ask you to join me, here is some background.
After reading it decided to do the following: