It is that time of year again – when W2’s are provided to show how much you have been paid for the year for all the work that you have done. And it shows how much money has come through your hands. If you are like most people, you look at it and think “how can that be right?” You worked hard, but it just seems that the money went out faster than it came in. If that was your reaction to your W2 again this year, let’s make a change for next year by planning ahead. How can you change that? It all starts with the decision to give your money a job to do before it arrives in your hands. Money without a pre-planned strategy has a tendency to get away from you before you know it – wasted on quick trips to the store and gone in $20 and $30 and $100 increments – gone before you know it and spent on things that you won’t even remember a year from now.
Make 2013 different. Start each month with a plan. Tell your paychecks what they will do for you before payday even arrives. Don’t worry about tackling the whole year. Just start with one month at a time. Then move forward with peace of mind. Gain control of your finances One Bite Sized Piece At A Time. You can do it!