Manage your economic bubble!
Normally, I skim the yahoo headlines (briefly!) every morning before beginning my day, and lately, all I’ve been seeing are articles about our “economic climate,” stocks, and the feds, and,to be honest,…I’m sick of it.
My brain is overloaded by all the chitter chatter of the downturn of our economy. I studied economics in college, and yes, there are a zillion facets to our economic environment, and a million things that can have an impact on whether or not we are climbing up or sliding down.
Here’s what I think.
We all need to manage our own economic bubble. Plain and Simple.
Prices are constantly going to rise and fall, and it’s no surprise that our fruits and vegetables sections at the grocery store are always going to be more expensive. Let’s face it…we need to take responsibility for our own actions. Sometimes our desires outweigh our actual needs, and that is where the trouble lies. For example, I desperately want a couch from Pottery Barn. The soft fluff of the cushions, the cozy comfort, luxuriously silky fabric, the way I am perfectly propped whilst being snuggled ever so safe in the embrace of the cushions.
Here’s the reality- A Pottery Barn couch can cost upwards of $2000-3000 depending on the style. Last time I checked, my money tree was just a seedling. Here’s the point-I either make a decision to save money, then, once I have saved enough money, purchase my dream couch-OR-settle for a couch that resembles my beloved Pottery Barn. We need to manage our spending, our debt, our desires, our needs, and, in doing so, we’ll level out our own economic bubble. Additionally, we must not forget to give to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. There is always someone in this world who is worse off than you and me. By giving, we will receive ten-fold back. The Main Man will watch your back, whether you believe it or not.
If we manage our money, pay off debt, and save money to purchase the things we desire, we’ll turn our economy around, and will influence the National Economic environment as well.
If you have no idea how to begin managing your money start by reading these great books to help you understand your relationship with money: “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles, “Thoughts or Things” by Prentice Muldoon, “Automatic Millionaire” by David Back, and any book by Bob Proctor will be well worth the investment.
Let me know how your Money Tree Flourishes.
As always..Live Your Life…Full Throttle!.