Imagine your life 10, 20 or 30 years from now. Imagine you never have to worry about money. There are no arguments about money. Imagine being in control of your money, not your money in control of you. Imagine that you are working where you want because you find meaning in the work, not working for the paycheck. Imagine how you are living your life the way you want, in sync with your values. You are able to do what you want, when you want. You are able to give back to your community through giving of your time, talent and financial resources. Imagine your life full of purpose.
This blog invites you to look at your personal finances and think about different ways to achieve your goals. What is your definition of financial success? Financial success is unique for each individual. It may be living in a big house, driving fancy cars or traveling the world. It may be working in developing nations to help feed the hungry, inoculate people against preventable disease; or it may be living comfortably with your family, giving back to the community, and having a purposeful life.
Researchers have long strived to find the secret to happiness. Money does not provide happiness. One of the key contributors to happiness is to have a meaningful and purposeful life. Money is a tool, a resource, to be used wisely in accordance with your values, vision and mission. You can use money as a resource to help you achieve your goals or you can work you whole life trying to acquire more of this resource. How you use this resource and view this resource has a great impact on your happiness and life fulfillment.
Throughout this blog, we hope to share financial fitness tid-bits to help all of us find ways to save money. Take advantage of the frugal fun and financial fitness suggestions that fit you and start applying them to your daily life. You will be amazed at how little changes can make a big difference in achieving your personal financial goals.
Bob and Kristy