Take care of your body, take care of your finances

Dec 16, 2021

What does physical health have to do with financial health? That is something many people miss when it comes to their money. Let's take a look and see how we can take care of our finances like we take care of our bodies. I know, some of us aren't doing a great job at taking care of our bodies, but almost everyone knows what needs to happen to take care of our bodies.

Here are the "big 3":

  1. Proper rest (sleep)
  2. Proper nutrition (eating)
  3. Exercise (physical movement)

We as a culture put so much energy and focus on taking care of our bodies. Just look at our commercials. Food, Nutrition, Medication, Vitamins, Exercise, Essential Oils, Topical products for hair, skin, etc., but we put very little effort into taking care of our finances. In comparison to all those I just listed, how many commercials do you see about gaining knowledge and tools to take care of our money? Not many commercials out there about saving, spending wisely, avoiding debt, budgeting, investing (there are more with this category but all of them are from the investing companies wanting you to invest your money with them), or getting organized with your money and on a path to Financial Freedom. Why is that?

Mainly because companies know if they teach you these skills/tools, you probably won't spend as much money on their products. But it's really the best thing for all of us and will fix our economy if we get on a strong foundation and handle our money well.

In this video, I remind us that there are resources and tools we can learn to get healthy financially, similar to tools and resources to help our bodies get healthy physically. Tools like: saving, spending wisely, avoiding debt, budgeting, investing, learning to get a strong foundation to work toward our Ideal Life and get on a path to Financial Freedom.

We all have things we are good at and some that we aren't so good at. I'd suggest you make a list of your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to money habits.

  1. What are you good at?
  2. What are you not good at?

Focus to build on your strengths and work on your weaknesses (or get help with them). This is how you'll create a strong foundation for your finances.