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Financial Progress: Mindset Matters

It is easy to get overwhelmed by the scale of what you want to achieve in your financial future. You may be cheered to hear that by simply forming the idea of something you want and strive for, you have already begun your journey to financial and personal success!

You may not believe you have the background, resources, or time to get what you want. But did you know that many of the great successes and innovators of our time did not have the resources, education, or secret knowledge on their side? What many of these brave individuals did have was an idea, a plan, and perseverance. Try these four tried-and-true tips that will make your ability to focus and save even easier:

  • Wise Budgeting: A budget is both a spending road map for the present and a reassuring sign that you are dedicated to your future. Ideally, a budget helps you optimize your spending, so you can meet and exceed your savings goals. Assess your monthly expenses. Aspire to keep your budgeted spending to this breakdown: less than half of your income goes to bills, thirty percent to household expenses, and thus at least twenty percent of your earnings will be left to grow your savings.
  • Automate Savings: Set up automatic transfers from your checking to your savings account, right after you receive your paycheck. That way, your savings grows without your needing to worry you might forget your transfer, or accidentally spend those funds before you realize what you’ve done.
  • Take a Deep Breath: And relax. Financial growth and stability does not appear overnight. It will, however, after continued savings and dedication. It is absolutely normal for a worthwhile goal to take years to achieve. In the case of retirement, your savings will grow over your entire lifetime. You have the time and financial space to achieve what you want, so believe in yourself!
  • You Are Not Alone: If you are stuck at a crossroads or struggling to save, you are in good company. Consider speaking to a financial professional, who can increase your knowledge of valuable financial concepts, and identify steps that would be best for you and your family.

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