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How To Fall In LOVE With Your Finances

“The reason I’ve been so financially successful is my focus has never, even for one minute, been money” – Oprah. 

 

Creating financial success is not about money; it’s about using money to achieve your goals and objectives.  Getting clear on where you are going will help you create a workable plan. 

Finances are a means to an end. When you are following what you love, you’ll begin to see investments as a way to achieve your goals rather than merely a desire to accumulate wealth. 

The more you define how you will use your savings, the easier it will be to save. Your finances won’t just be a number on a page; that number will represent a family vacation, a new home, a new vehicle, an education, a gift for a family member, or a second home.  These are all tangible items you can visualize.

Use the exercise of visualization to create a complete picture of your goal.  Visualize what your goal looks like, tastes like, smells like, and how it feels against your skin.  The more detail you can add to your vision, the better.  Once you have this picture in your mind, you will have the motivation to stay on course. 

 

“It’s not about having lots of money; it’s about managing what you have.” – Gail Sylvester

 

The road to achieving your goal may include debt management, saving for a down payment, saving in a TIFSA, or another form of investment like RRSP, GIC, real estate, or stocks.  These are vehicles that will contribute to achieving your vision for your future. 

The journey is as important as the end result.  Saving doesn’t have to be all work.  Incorporate play into your plan by rewarding yourself when you accomplish smaller goals that contribute to your big goal.  Monthly milestones will allow you to track your progress and celebrate being one step closer to living your vision.  Celebrate everything, celebrate often!  

At Gail Sylvester Mortgages,  we take the time to review and understand your goals.  Together, we will build a financial plan to get you there.  Your success is our success. Drop by and say hello – we are always happy to see you!