You’ve made it to the final step of taking control of your finances! If I could, I would definitely give you a big hug (I was going to say pop a bottle of champagne, but alcohol is usually one of the things people can trim).
If you’ve been following along, you’ve done the first three steps in the process of finding financial prosperity:
Now we can move onto the last step: Training.
Now that you know where your money goes, what your financial goals are, and how you’re going to get yourself there, it’s important to keep up the work.
It’s so easy to be tempted to go back to your old ways. But, unlike the proverb suggests, you can absolutely teach an old dog new tricks.
Treat it like going to the gym to maintain your physical health. You want to do the same and keep up your financial health.
Let’s discuss ways to maintain your financial fitness.
How to Maintain Financial Fitness
There are a number of ways to do this, and I think the simplest one is to keep learning.
Read financial books, watch videos, or even hire a bookkeeper (like me!).
By reading about financial matters in books and articles online and by continuing to keep up with your finances, you can make it a part of your everyday life and make it easier to maintain.
Financial health is a lifelong process and one you should continue to keep up.
Most importantly, think about paying it forward. Don’t keep your newfound financial knowledge to yourself!
Teach your kids, neighbors, or coworkers about finances. Make recommendations to others on how to get more information regarding money and how you got your finances in order.
For example, in my house, I teach my kids the value of money by opening their own savings accounts.
They have to decide how much to save and when they want to buy something they have to count their money to see if they can afford it.
Here are some resource recommendations:
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Debt-Free Forever: Take Control of Your Money and Your Life by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
- Money Rules: Rule Your Money, Or Your Money Will Rule You by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
- (Audio Book) The 4 Laws of Financial Prosperity: Get Control of Your Money Now! by Blaine Harris
If you get stuck, I’m here to help. You can ask me questions directly on my Facebook page.
Keep up the good work!