Everyone wants a fabulous life - or at least a good one.
We can truly be what we want - no matter the budget. Man, I hate that word - BUDGET. I never have said I had a budget. I have never made a formal budget. I have always been a planner. We had a plan - and we did what we could to enable that plan.
I have XXXX amount of money therefore I can't not spend more than that!!!! I need to spend less to get ahead.
Your mindset is HUGE when it comes to living a fabulous life. Never think of yourself as poor.
Focus on what you HAVE and make the most of it. Yes, many others may have more stuff - but who cares? Stuff doesn't make you happy. If it did - there wouldn't be so much strife amongst rich people and the Hollywood crowd!!!!!
Follow your own money path. Learn to say NO. This is what you have - so live within that or go forward and make more. It is your choice.
Set goals. Short term, long term or financial goals. PLAN and DO!
Think about your spending. Your WANTS and NEEDS. Those two things can be so very different. Just because you want something, doesn't mean you can afford it. Be realistic.
Follow a new path or direction to create a fresh new life and start.
Do what you can for yourself and stop out sourcing. You can do so much more than you think (or want) and it saves a ton of money. You also gain a measure of pride that you can only get by accomplishing things you thought impossible.
Focus on the positives. You have your health (at least you woke up this morning). You have a roof over your head. You have a warm bed in winter. You have food for your table. You have people that care for you (we all do). You have much!!! You are blessed!!! Odds are you have enough!!!
Shouldn't that be enough? I mean you can't take it with you - so what is the point to having more than enough?
Work to have an emergency fund for the unexpected events in life. Make a survival plan. What happens if you lose an income? Make plans to cut things out of your life and make do with what you have. If you have prepared your pantry (all aspects) you are more than covered in that area.
I truly believe that those of us who have watched our money and been frugal for years will do sooooo much better if it all goes south. We know how to live with less if need be. The people that will be adversely affected are the wealthy (in $$). They really have no clue. They have no idea how to do things themselves and no idea on how to survive on less.
WE all know that we are rich - because in our minds rich isn't about money!!! It is about a great and fabulous life.
Make it fab my friends!!!!!