Personal finance all begins with your very own money reasons. This has become more evident as I have worked with women at Financial Woman. Before we talk about investing basics, such as stocks, net worth or increasing income, we need to first look at why money matters. These reasons create the rich life you want; they call you to pay attention to your money so you can accomplish what matters to you. I like to call this your money reasons.
Today I want to reflect on personal style, since clothes, jewelry and shoes are common areas where women spend in ways that don’t support the life they really want to create. Who are you in regard to your presence, your being and your style? Does it reflect who you are and the life you want to create? Who do you want to be?
Maybe you are not about expensive platinum and diamonds, as you previously thought, but you discover that you are really happier with turquoise and silver. Maybe you are not Prada, but you’re more hip vintage. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe you have been trying to be Timex but you’re Rolex. (No one says that Rolex cannot come from Ebay!) These are all okay; one cost more and one cost less, but neither is right nor wrong if they work within your financial goals. Define who you want to be: your style, your life, your dreams, and your goals; define what matters to you. Then make choices in your life to support those decisions.
Maybe those choices from years ago are no longer valid. Are your precious time and money supporting only habits that no longer reflect who you are and the life you truly desire? Your style is a reflection of the life you have created thus far. It is just one expression of those choices. Stay tuned to Financial Woman for more…