I’ve been reading the Chris Gardner book “Start Where You Are.” Chris Gardner is the inspiration for the movie The Pursuit of Happyness (the movie that starred Will Smith as Chris). If you don’t know his story, you should Google him or at least start with the movie. That should motivate you that no matter who you are or where you are you can make a difference and you can both save and invest for the future. While Chris was once homeless, he is now a multimillionare. He didn’t do it with get-rich-quick. He did it with hard work. He did it with focus. He did it with will power.
He has a great story. You can utilize his story to inspire you to “Start Where You Are.” While I am not usually a person who loves a lot of self-help (funny for a person writing two self-help personal finance blogs). If you’ve been reading this blog or our main blog (www.stickyasset.com/blog) for any time, you know that we are working to make good decisions and save regularly while we attempt to help others do the same.
Today’s buzz words are: Start Where You Are. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is begin. Begin to save automatically. Even if you start by saving only 1% of your next after-tax paycheck, begin. Then, increase it each paycheck or once a month by another 1% each paycheck or month. Do this until you reach 15%.
You can build a safety-net for you and your family and then begin to truly save and invest in a way that will help you to build wealth.
All I can say is “thank you” again for reading our blog. And “Start Where You Are.”