I understand that money has the power to control my actions. However, I am responsible when it comes to making financial decisions. I carefully weigh my financial options based on priority.
Each month, I pay myself first by putting aside money in my savings. This helps me to secure a comfortable financial future.
My second priority is to pay my bills. I take the time to budget for those monthly expenses. It helps me to ensure they get paid and life remains undisrupted.
I include smaller expenses in a pre-set budget for incidentals and am careful to keep within that limit.
I avoid frivolous expenditures. Such unnecessary and unplanned spending can develop into a negative habit with unpleasant consequences. My focus is to make wise financial decisions.
My friends sometimes encourage me to go on spontaneous trips with them. I know that those excursions are usually fun. But, I ensure all other financial needs are taken care of first.
My mission is to be smart and responsible when it comes to spending.
Today, I recognize that I am mature enough to make good financial decisions. I am committed to securing a sound financial future. I aim to create a comfortable retirement in the future by spending wisely now.
1. When have I had to seek financial planning advice from others?
2. How do I recover after making a poor financial decision?
3. What can I do to ensure I am strong enough to spend within limits when I allow myself to enjoy a little frivolous spending?