If you want to leave a job you hate, you need the cash to support yourself when you make the leap.
If you want to support the causes you care about, you need the money to be able to write the check.
If you want to go to your best friends wedding, you need the money to be able to afford the plane ticket.
It’s not just about having a nice apartment or a perfect job or a dream vacation, it’s about knowing you have options.
Reality check. Clipping coupons and stressing about how much you spend on lattes is probably not going to make you rich. It’s time to stop getting caught up in the minutiae of money and start looking at the big picture so you can make the money moves that have the power to transform your life.
You are your own money plan. Not your parents. Not your partner. It doesn’t matter how good they are at “managing the money”, you still need to be fully involved in the process if you want to be fully in control of your future.
Knowing how to get more out of your money - whether that means negotiating your rent or negotiating a raise - means knowing how to ask for what you want. And having the confidence to make it happen.
I get it. You want to take control of your money, but you feel like you don’t know where to begin and you want to get it right. I hate to break it to you, but you’re never going to feel fully ready for any of it. And you’re not going to be perfect either. So dive in! Yes, you might make some mistakes along the way, but chances are, they’ll leave you better off than if you just keep sitting on the sidelines, worrying that you won’t make the best possible choice.
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