Go to work. Get paid. Pay bills. Buy an outfit. Go to dinner. Go to bed. Wake up. Check account. Notice my check is spent. Start over.
For a long time, I thought this was it. I thought this was the way to live; I thought this is how the world operates and I was ready to follow suit. I knew about money…I knew it existed and I recognized that with hard work, dedication, and consistency or maybe the perfect mega million ticket I could be free of any financial burdens. I knew cash could get me my home, car, and a few additional items I wanted if done right, but I had one minor issue: I knew what I needed money to do for me, but I didn’t know how to make it happen. So what did I do? I got a credit card. Smart move Cara, smart move.
While I was right about the hard work part, I had the process in which to manage it all wrong. I liked money in my account, but it didn’t seem to stay! Between automatic deductions, and my need to swipe I found myself actually following suit with millions of people. So what did I do? I changed my mind. I put in work. I dedicated myself to improving my financial status, credit score, and overall being. It was the day I changed my life.
Never in a million years would I have believed the way I approach certain situations had a direct correlation to how I spent money. I would have never attributed the fact that as a child never addressing money would make me negligent. Now that I’ve discovered this freedom, I want to shout it from the mountain top!
I’ve spent the last two years working to figure out how to win and its paying off. Now it’s time for us to win together. Let’s do it!