25% Toolbox: Your First Tool

 

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The most powerful money-saving tool you have at your disposal isn’t a coupon, a code, or a great stock tip (though if you have one of those and want to share it, my contact information is here on the blog). The most powerful money-saving tool isn’t online, in a book, or held by a mysterious cabal of Wall Street wizards. Nope.

The most powerful instrument you have for making more money, saving more cash from that new-and-improved paycheck, and living the life you want to lead is your brain.

Think about it: in your quest for financial information, you use your mind in astonishing and creative ways. You find blogs about living well on less money. You make a grocery list and shave your grocery bill by 25%. You decorate your house using frugal ideas from Pinterest. Your brain is a money-saving powerhouse.

So how can you harness the full firepower of your brain to make your financial future even brighter? Here are a few ways.

*Brainstorm through financial problems. Brainstorming means any and all ideas are on the table, and no idea is too far-fetched or commonplace, and its power lies in the fact that you do have choices. There are solutions. Brainstorming unlocks the possibilities.

*Make lists. Of course your grocery list will save you big bucks, but there are other lists that help you reach your financial goals. Keep a list of money you didn’t spend and watch how many frivolous purchases you give up.

*Prioritize. You can’t do it all, all at once. Setting priorities is a fact of life, and using your brain to set these priorities brings financial goals into focus.

*Strategize. Use your brain to bring to bear your experiences, your conclusions, your hunches, and your hopes. Make a plan. Dream big, and plot the steps to make your dream come true. My freelance writing is only one step on my way to a debt-free Master’s Degree, which is one strategy I have for living the life I want to live as a counselor and writer.

Your brain is the most effective tool you have in your financial tool chest. Tap the power of your mind to identify, pursue, and achieve your goals.

 

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Author: 25percentsolution

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