Let me start off by saying that we live in a very distracted world currently, where consumerism is king. Just what is consumerism? It's the thought or idea passed on my companies and marketers that we need every new gadget, gizmo or even latest designer suit that comes out. Now, let me ask you this. Just how much is enough. There are many out there with brand new designer clothes with the tags on them after a year's time! This should tell you something, we are living in a time when 'shop-aholic-ness' is the new addiction of disease -if there is such a word.
It's the notion that we must buy absolutely everything we see on tv, hear on radio e.t.c. Just because it's trendy, we need it. Well, I'm hear to snap you out of this unrealistic and financially devastating dream that you maybe living in. Far better to strive to one day become financially free and live the type of lifestyle congruent to your newfound Financial Freedom status. It is a goal that every aspiring lifestyle dreamer should be seeking. I want to show you 3 Tips for Achieving Financial Freedom in this article.
The following is three easy tips for Achieving Financial Freedom that you can start applying almost immediately.
Start a Journal and track what you spend. One of the biggest issues that you possibly have right now is that you aren't actually tracking what you spend. You maybe floating on a financial ship that has leaks, tracking where those leaks are in your financial life will keep you financially afloat and also help you towards your goal of achieving financial freedom.
Get Rid of All Bad Debt. What do I mean by 'bad debt'? I'm talking of the debt that is not part of an investment strategy but instead you have to pay it down yourself every month or so. E.G. A Brand new car is an example of bad debt while a rental income house that a tenant pays your loan is good debt.
Pay More Than Your Minimums. If you want to eventually get out of debt and achieve financial freedom, you should be paying more than the minimum each month. Start with your lowest debt and wipe it out, then start on the next and vice versa.
Just implementing these three steps in your lives will be more than possibly what 90% of people are not doing. These people are not financially free usually and entrapped by our consumerism example above. If you want to achieve that goal of finally becoming debt free, come up with a measurable plan and stick to it. Imagine what your life would look like without having to worry about the burden of debt on your shoulders.