People always tend to think things will always be the way they have always been. This kind of thinking often goes on until it’s too late.
Nowhere is this more true than in the world of the family budget, personal finance and trying to get ahead in an ugly economy.
Our blog isn’t even about retirement. Forget that. This is about your daily life. This blog is about making an adjustment in your thinking and building your own plan to build savings and boost overall wealth. We don’t preach get-rich-quick (because that is often a scam). We talk about the things that – over time – have proven themselves again and again to work and produce actual savings and then wealth.
We talk about how you can be in control of your self-image.
You can be in control of your self-worth.
You can be in control of your thoughts on income, value, savings and investing.
A lot of people today feel they are shut out of saving and investing because living normal and average daily life takes too much of their money.
They become overwhelmed.
But you can free yourself.
Start with our 1% plan if you feel you really cannot save any money. Take 1% of your next after-tax paycheck and pay yourself before you pay any bill. Only take 1% of your after tax income…but TAKE IT to savings.
Each time you get paid, increase the “savings first” by another 1%. Do this until you reach 20%.
No, we are not kidding. This is an excellent way to ease into regular and automatic savings.
A lot of people want to be rich, but few want to work to make it happen. Unfortunately, working to make it happen is about the only way you can build assets in this country.
Hard work always pays off. In the arena of personal savings, that starts with regular and automatic savings. You can do this.
SAVE MORE THAN MONEY
In this country we don’t do enough to teach our children about money, managing money, saving regularly (and automatically), compound interest and steady investing for a long-term future. As a parent, we are always concerned that they get a good education and go to a good college so they can make a lot of money or have a valued career path. The truth is that we could do our children the biggest favor and one of the best things by sharing with them sound saving and investing principles.
You can join our free Facebook group (or have your children do it, too) by searching in the Facebook bar on your “wall” for “Live The Lifestyle Your Family Deserves.” Click on “become a fan.” It’s free and it ties our free blogs into that group.
If you want to give your children the same information we are giving ours, you can purchase the only thing we sell on any of our blogs or groups. It’s called “How To Survive Any Financial Crisis” and you can get it for only $4.95 at http://www.middleclassmoney.com.
Thank you for reading our blog and good luck!