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The Secret to Your Financial Freedom!
By Glenn S. Ferguson
Apr 13, 2011 - 1:50:03 PM

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Except from the e-book “Taking Control of Your Money - Keys to keeping more of your hard earned money ” By Glenn S. Ferguson

You will agree that, no matter what, one way or the other, we all are touched by money. And when you think about it, more relationships break up over money than all other reasons combined!

These are tough times. People are looking for help to manage their finances, to earn more, to spend less, and invest wisely. In order to have any success in life, you MUST first learn how to “Take control” of your money.

Money is the tool you use to achieve most of your dreams. It can either unlock your future, or lock you into a future that you do not want - resulting in frustration, insecurity and unhappiness. It is amazing to see the 'stupid mistakes' we make with our money.

In a free market society each person is responsible for their financial future. This means “You” are responsible for your income, your spending, your saving habits, and your investments.

Unfortunately, we FAIL to teach ourselves and our children how to manage money!

We don't teach money management or investing in our schools, and we don't read, study or master saving and financial planning as adults - resulting in so many of us struggling with our finances throughout our life and, worst, at retirement!

That is why this workbook is so important. It will help you to get a handle on your credit, your debt, your income, your plans and your future.

More and more I realize that becoming financially independent is not difficult. Others have done it and you can too. All that is required are some basic skills, a solid plan, and you working each day to achieve it. It won't happen unless you decide or make your mind that it is what you want, and get started doing it.

Getting started seems to be the most difficult challenge for us. We want the changes but because we have become so comfortable in our current state, we usually lack the will to take action. We procrastinate and plan to do it tomorrow because of the unpleasantness of the work that may be involved. But, once you decide to take action, you will realize that it is easier than you think.

Yes, it does take some work, but think of the reward “financial freedom!”

No matter where you are in life, if you would start to better manage money you would be surprised at what you can achieve in a reasonably short period of time.

Like most things in life, financial independence starts with a made up mind. I have been told that there is nothing as powerful as a made up mind. Those of you who have teenagers know this oh so well. Nothing is easy, but neither is anything accomplished unless you make up your mind and begin taking action.

Start by getting mentally prepared. Changing those habits that you have developed over tens of years will not be easy. Remember the options: a secure future or an unsecured future. Which would you rather?

Once you have prepared yourself mentally, then it is time to begin planning. As the saying goes “failure to plan is planning to fail.” Begin by making a list of affirmations or positive thoughts, so you'll remember where you are going.

Here is a list you can use. Remember to read them every morning and evening for the next 30 days:
  • I will set my financial goals and know how I'm going to get there within 30 days (insert date of day 30).
  • I will gather the information I need before I begin.
  • I will use all the resources available to me to help me with my planning.
  • I will work every free evening until my financial plan is done.
  • I know that completing my plan will make me feel better about my finances and
  • myself.
Finally,  never forget that you are building your financial house one day at a time.  And the effort you put into building it today will determine whether you will enjoy it when you are done. Unfortunately, you only will only get one chance so make sure you put your best into the "financial house" you will have to live in tomorrow.

Except from the e-book “
Taking Control of Your Money - Keys to keeping more of your hard earned money ”

Copyright © 2008 - 2011 - Glenn S. Ferguson

Glenn Ferguson is a Speaker, Coach and Syndicated Writer, helping you to painlessly take control of your money so that you can own your pay cheque again to create wealth for you and your family. Email to: glenn@financialcoachingwithglenn.com  Web site: www.financialcoachingwithglenn.com Tel: 242-327-2453  Fax: 242-327-2456

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