Be thankful for the provisions you have received. Measure the financial progress you have made this year and continue to be financially matured.
The Mr. Jones’s of today will continue to look to the world’s standards by purchasing and obtaining the “in things” in hopes of filling their need for affirmation. In contrast, the rich man, aware he needed to be fulfilled with something more, approached Jesus asking for eternal life.
Sometime during our lifetime we spend more than we planned, saved less than we should have or just made some horrible financial decisions. A few financial misfortunes here and there can add up to a lot of lost cash.
When my family struggled financially, I noticed something seeping up from my heart: a sickening, dog-eat-dog kind of mentality that secretly resented others I knew who were doing better and sought to compete for little scraps of material provision. I thought I was above these kinds of attitudes—I really did.
It's not an exciting road, it's a hard path, but I stand here telling you today, that it is the most joyous path. No longer am I a slave to my flesh. No longer a slave to my loans.
Parenthood is a truly amazing experience. In essence, as parents, we are responsible for a tiny, helpless human being. Over time, our children do grow up and become self sufficient, but, as parents, we are very influential in the type of people our children become.
So, when I learned this concept, my kids were 3 and 7 and I wondered how much they needed to invest to have a million dollars by age 65. Now when I talk about investing, I am not talking about saving in an account at the Bank or Credit Union - I'm talking about getting some Mutual Funds and actually investing that money in the Global Economy.
Each compromise you make can add up to significant savings. You might be surprised at how much money you can really save by taking a look at your spending habits and making adjustments.
Searching for properties can be a time consuming process and as a result, many investors can lean too heavily on their realtors to locate their properties. Although many realtors do a great job finding good investment property, they are often limited to properties available on the MLS.