One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.
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Have you heard of the Great Wealth Transfer? If you’re a millennial, it will likely be of particular interest to you, as it may involve an inheritance coming your way. But do you know how you would handle a large influx of money? How millennials manage their wealth in the coming years will play a large role In achieving financial confidence.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have learned to do more with less. Whether you’ve had to bounce back from job loss or spent weeks bouncing off the walls in quarantine, the pandemic experience included valuable lessons about saving money — and better using our savings to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As we approach a post-pandemic reality, these lessons can continue to have a positive impact on our lives and finances.
Were you raised with the money taboo? Many people are taught from a young age not to speak openly and honestly about money, even with their loved ones. This might not seem like a big deal, but the money taboo has real consequences.
“Wherever you go, there you are” is a classic reminder to live consciously and fully in each moment. In terms of financial confidence and well-being for young adults, that advice makes excellent sense as well.
“Cut spending.” “Slash expenses.” “Avoid shopping.” The overwhelming advice about cutting expenses makes it sound downright unappealing. No wonder many of us haven’t learned to be good financial managers.
March 2020 brought with it a tidal wave of unforeseen changes — to both our workforce and economy. Ready or not, a huge number of businesses had to pivot quickly to a 100% work-from-home model to keep their employees safe and their operations moving.
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