There is no magical shortcut on the road to financial independence. Intellectually, most of us know that the way to achieve lasting financial success is by living within your means. However, when you’re struggling and in the middle of a rough financial stretch, it can seem overwhelming to the point of giving up.
So in honor of National Encouragement Day, here are 5 ways to hopefully give you some FINANCIAL encouragement, no matter where you find yourself on the road to financial security.
Decide to do it (and know you can)
The first step in feeling financially empowered is to decide that you will do it. Decide to make that step. No matter where you are, decide what’s important to you and decide to make it happen. That might be creating a budget, starting an emergency fund, or deciding to open up your first retirement account. … Read the rest