25% Toolbox: Your First Tool




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.



Author: 25percentsolution

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