The foundation of financial control is simple:
Spend Less than You Earn
Simple, but sometimes it feels impossible, right?
I am guilty of the soul-crushing optimism that follows a new budget and familiar with the feeling of comforting defeat when that budget fails.
What if I told you there was a secret way to stick to your budget?
Fortitude is formally defined as courage in pain or adversity. And that’s a really great definition.
But I personally define it as the courage to stick to your plan when it is hard.
That difficulty may come from an unexpected expense that straddles the fuzzy line between want and need.
It may come from a few days of stress and the urge to splurge when it breaks.
My point is that there are a lot of times when we are tempted to do away with our budget, and in order to stick to it, you must have the fortitude to say no.
Even when your adversity is disguised as celebration. Especially when it looks like celebration.
After all, you can't save money if you don't have it.
How Can You Learn Financial Fortitude?
I am going to be completely honest.
It is hard, it takes time, and you can’t do it alone.
You need a support group.
You also need to learn the knowledge and practical skills to make a realistic plan!
You need to understand where your money goes.
You need to analyze creative ways to redirect your money so that you can make wiser decisions with what you already have.
You need to be able to see value in the things you already own and understand how to turn clutter into cash.
Wealth Reboot July 2019
Financial fortitude isn’t something that comes easy or naturally for most people.
It isn’t innate or something you can pick up easily from our culture.
That’s why I have created the Wealth Reboot, July 2019.
This a FREE month-long event meant to teach you financial fortitude.
During the month of July, I will bring you articles meant to teach you the basics of personal finance and give you the motivation to make a plan and stick to it.
I will also provide more FREE resources in my Facebook group so you can delve deeper into areas where you need help.
The Facebook group where also be a place where you can connect with other people who are in the same spot you are. A judgment free zone so you can be honest about struggles and celebrate your success.
Each week, the group will be given a challenge, meant to take 15 minutes or less per day. These challenges are designed to give you practical skills that you can use immediately for better money management.
Sign up below to join the challenge. Today is the day that you take the first step to learn to control your money. Don't put off the satisfaction of never worrying about money ever again!
Hi! I am Ali, a homeschool mom who is passionate about science, managing my money and time well. Unfortunately, with an army of tiny faces, I am always still kind of a mess.
I was tired of not having a judgement free place to talk about money troubles with other moms. So I created one!
Click on the picture above to join my Facebook Group, Money Savvy Mommas.