Take the first stepGood work creating your budget! You’ve got your budget showing what’s important to you — that’s your money map that guides your spending, saving, and giving decisions. Now, it’s time to take the first step on your journey. What’s one thing you can do today that’s in line with your priorities? We asked Karisa, and here’s the one thing she’s going to do:
“I could actually go make a payment on my car! I have some money already set aside for debt that I haven’t actually done anything with. So what I can do today is take the money and make a pretty significant payment on my car loan.”And how she feels about it:
“It’s really scary. What if I need this money for something else? And I hate seeing my bank account look that small. Especially because I’m valuing security, and it looks like I have less of that. But I feel like I’m taking care of my future self so much more. I think I’ll feel relieved after I make this payment.”
- Look at your budget — that’s your money map.
- Imagine one thing you can do today that’s in line with your budget priorities. It could be a spending, saving, or giving choice.
- Do it. Now!
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