Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. Margaret Walker
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. Warren Buffett
The joy of life can’t be bought, the things we need are often sought, in stuff, in things, what money still brings, and yet, and yet I’m willing to bet, that balance in often the key that will help us set. Our hope.- deborahmills ©2017.
Credit goes to Evan Richmond for saying , “Money can’t buy happiness.”. Yes, we are all aware of the fact that striving the rat race for monetary success will leave us tired, lost, unloved. The truth is ; however, that balance of finances, health, emotional, and spirit, mind, body spirit is the key to calm, peaceful life to our dreams. With the New year, we are ready to start lessons of life for easy, calmer days. Steps to financial peace. 1. Start each day with a budget. When we’ve driven our money into a ditch, budgeting every penny helps. Give ourselves a daily goal, writing down the budget amount, the goal for the day. Yes, this takes time out of our day, but teaches discipline as well as lets us see what we can balance. 2. Set aside a bit of money every day. Even if 5 cents,- set it aside. Amazing how quickly it can grow. One way I do this is easy. There is an app on our phones called Acorns. It links with your card – debit or credit, and rounds up the change to the next dollars and invests the change. 3. Write everything down you spend. Even the $1.49 bottle of water, or the $1 we give to the kid on the street. Every day keep this journal. We will be surprised at home much we are spending. 1.49 each day for a year is $543.85. Buying a whole case at the local Walmarts, Targets’ for 8.49 case of 24. For 12 months is $204. Savings of over $300. 4. Take advantage of the wholesale companies. Makeup, essential oils, , joining these companies such as Mary Kay, Younique, doterra, even Pamperchef, to buy things we need even if we don’t want to “sell” will save dollars along the way. 5. Find a niche, a start up home business to just grab a few extra bucks. If we love the product, we can encourage others to use it. Why not get a little profit for sharing wonderful ideas with people we love too. No, money doesn’t’ buy happiness, but balance, less stress, worry over financials in our live does help us build dreams. Dream On, Dream Big, Dream.
Animal totems: Rat : The rat race of life, Bro Rat is smart. His totem will start at the beginning of his maze, the twists and turns of life to reach his goals, stubbornly, determined to stop, think, plan. His totem reminds us to along the way stop, think, plan our days while his medicine says take a little time to be smart, disciplined to success.
Lady Moon is Waxing Crescent with 99% tonight for Full Moon tomorrow. She remains in Gemini, the Twins, while the 2nd house of finances is in Gemini as well reminding us to be singleminded in our business dealings.
I am off this am as usual on Sundays. Will return my normal evening hours. May the fairies dance around each of us today. Love ya, Me, Cherokee, Frankiecapone, Sugar, Apache, Apollo, T
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