Financial security is a goal most everyone would like to attain. But many people struggle and continue to live paycheck to paycheck. Mapping the way to financial freedom is pretty simple, but it’s the discipline needed to make the journey that people often find daunting. Here is a list of principles designed to help you plot and stay the course:
- Acquire as much knowledge as possible. Get a good general knowledge. You don’t have to become obsessed with finances or get a new degree. Just make sure you have a strong base from which to make good decisions.
- Start saving and investing and be patient. Starting early enough means the snowball effect will have enough time to make you rich.
- Be disciplined. It’s the accumulation of small steps over time that will win your security. People don’t usually get rich overnight. It takes a while.
- Set goals and be flexible. Know where you want to be in 12 months, five years, 10 years from now. Keep moving ever closer to your goal by saving every week.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. —Mother Teresa.