What Changes Your Life?

When it’s time to make financial decisions such as contributing to your retirement, paying down debt, saving for college, buying a home, and building an emergency fund, you need to ask yourself a question. “Will this change my life for the better?” This question is important because it’s the opposite of the question people usually ask, which is, “Will my friends/family/neighbors approve?”

Here’s the thing about personal finance. It’s personal. That means that your decisions have to benefit you and your family and not be made for or because of someone else. Other people have their own personal finance decisions to make. When deciding on your finan

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3 Responses to What Changes Your Life?

  1. 20 and Engaged says:

    Great points Jennifer. It’s “personal” finance, not “public” finance. I think my financial goals will definitely make me feel better all around. I’m really confident and motivated to knock them out!

  2. Gail says:

    Makes me glad that I live in the country and don’t have any neighbors that need to be emulated. I don’t care what others think about our finances or how we run our lives as we have to do the best we can for ourselves. But a caution here: Others such as family and friends may not ‘approve’ of your life decisions so you may find yourself not seeing much of those folks.

  3. Chris says:

    I used to have the big house with the resort pool and when it became a financial burden, I sold it all and moved into a home 1/4 of the size and have no debt now.

    I am very happy that I know longer am keeping up with the Jones’

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