Does that phrase sounds familiar?
in 2006 I was paying $1000 in interest alone. Tough time.
Being broke was a part of my life. I was loosing my business, my apartment and my joy.
“I had had enough” and something had to change.
After setting down with so many broke financial advisors I decided to do it myself and to keep it simple.
First thing I did was cut off all extra expenses. Cable, coffee, weekend leisure, etc…
Than, with the help of a friend I started a home based business to make an extra $1000 per month to start paying the credit cards interest.
And I started paying myself first. That was a new concept and it made all the difference in my world. I spent years waiting for the perfect time to start saving just to learn that time will never be perfect. I used to pay the IRS first why not pay myself first. I started with $100 per month. Before I paid the IRS or my mortgage I would transfer $100 to my savings.
That gave me confidence. I had money saved and was never dried of cash again. Emotionally that gave me strength and hope.
If I could share one thing with you today it would be “Pay yourself first”. You deserve it.
13 years later:
My extra income became my main business and managing my savings and investments became my extra income and it became fun. I still pay myself first and today it is more than the initial $100.
No matter the amount, start today! Pay yourself first.
You deserve to be FREE. You deserve financial success.