Tune in to this week's money key Take Emotion Out of the Picture as host Heather Wagenhals offers specific financial techniques to help your financial habits become healthy money management skills.
This Week's Key:
Take Emotion Out of the Picture
I know that I work hard for my money, and feel that I'm entitled to spend the way I want. However, to be truly successful at managing my money, I need to keep my passions in perspective, being excited about making money and conservative when spending it.
I detach from my emotions when managing my personal finances.
I commit to leaving my emotions out of my everyday money decisions.
Key Action Item:
When you are feeling overwhelmed with emotion to the point of impulse spending, walk away, take a deep breath, shake it off, and allow yourself to calm down. Then you can be objective and ask yourself this: "Is there a positive financial return on this investment? Is this expenditure going to make me money down the road, or, is this the end of the road for this dollar as I invest it into this material object?"As we start focusing on putting our money where it's going to have a return, this will become easier over time. Good luck and we look forward to having you listen to tomorrow's show!