Are you stuck and unmotivated with money? Stop languishing and feeling, “meh” in your financial life. You want a better life and secure future where you aren’t stuck in debt or living paycheck to paycheck. To turn your finances around, you need to find a strong reason why. Why do you want to get out of debt and build savings? What’s your motivation?
If you’ve struggled to find motivation to get out of debt and save, you’ll learn six ways to find your motivation.
**Warning** You’ll get so hyped up about personal finance, you’ll want to jump on a couch!
Six Ways to Find your Motivation to Get out of Debt and Save
This is part of new series called, ‘How to Manage Your Money: Get out of Debt, Save, and Stress Less about Money.’
- (Week 1) How to find your motivation to get out of debt and save
- (Week 2) What are your money goals? Define outcomes with money you want
- (Week 3) Where do you start with money? Overcome analysis paralysis with a proven plan
- (Week 4) What app, tools, or resources are the best to manage money?
- (Week 5) How to get out of debt ASAP
- (Week 6) How to stop emotional impulsive spending (and live within your means)
- (Week 7) Why you NEED to invest now for retirement
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Six Ways to Find Your Motivation
1. Reduce stress
Money is the leading cause of stress in America. It’s no wonder why. According to Student Loan Hero, the average college graduate owes $37,172, and 11% of borrower’s are delinquent. 76 % of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and Forbes reported, 63% of Americans don’t have $500 in savings to cover an unexpected expense.
Pain is a great motivator! Money’s a major source of stress, anxiety, and depression and impacts you to the core of what you want in life. Imagine what it’d feel like to have over a year’s worth of expenses saved for a rainy day and no monthly debt payments!
2. Build your relationships
Because money’s the number one stressor, it impacts all your relationships. If money issues aren’t addressed your relationships with friends, family, and especially a spouse will suffer.
More importantly, find motivation to get out of debt and save to improve the relationship with yourself. Envision debt-free you with less stress, better sleep at night, a secure future, traveling the world, or the ability to leave a toxic workplace.
Get out of debt and save to adult. You don’t wanna be like, “hey there future Prince Charming, marry me and you’ll inherit my six-figure student loan debt.” Or get completely crushed by the costs or buying a home or childcare.
Life’s a lot more affordable when you don’t have debt payments to worry about. Don’t put off the things in life you want because of debt and a lack of savings. You can live the life you’ve envisioned (without money getting in the way).
4. Make an impact in the world
You’re here on this planet for a reason. You have a unique blend of talents that no one else has. When you have your finances in order, you’re in a better position to make an impact in the world, you were born to make.
The possibilities are endless: you can start a business on the side, give to a charity, or volunteer your time.
5. Be smart
There are more degrees and advance degrees earned now, than ever. It makes sense to want to be smart with your money too. Even with Calculus, did you ever learn how investing or mortgages work? Probably not. You don’t need to spend the rest of your life paying for the money mistakes you made in your twenties. Be smart with money and make money work for you.
Time is money! You can spend a lifetime paying interest on your debt or earning interest on your investments.
6. Have fun, YOLO!
A little secret…managing money isn’t really about money, it is about managing your life.
Managing money is about being a bridesmaid in your best friend’s wedding, backpacking through Asia, or tackling a DIY home improvement project. When you have a plan with money, you can do more of the things you love.
Money affects all areas of your life and these areas influence your personal wellness and stress level every. single. day.
Why I wanted to pay off debt and save
Getting my finances in order gave me safety, security, and freedom to live the life I envisioned. I’ve traveled to over 20 countries, from riding a camel in the Sahara Desert and camping out in sand dunes in Morocco to spending three-weeks in Southeast Asia hitting up beaches, went on an elephant ride, and pet a tiger in Tiger Kingdom.
*A quick disclaimer about money management*
Being financially secure doesn’t mean you’ll be 100% happy all the time. For me, I’ve still experienced massive burnout. Money in the bank didn’t directly give me rest, but it did give me the opportunity to go on a six-month sabbatical without working or bringing in an income.
Being debt-free meant I didn’t have to worry about paying for the sabbatical PLUS a massive car loan or student loan. I spent over a month in Hawaii going zip lining, swimming with dolphins, and having pina coladas. Then flew back to the mainland, bought an RV and SUV to pull it with cash and continued traveling. I do currently still live full-time in a RV and LOVE it!
Find your motivation. Why do you want to pay off debt and build savings? Let me know! Schedule your free 15-minute money coaching session now (click here or schedule below).
I’m excited to chat with you soon! I paid off 35k and saved 100k by 26 earning average pay. If I can pay off debt and build savings, anyone can with a little education and a solid plan. If you’ve been looking for a roadmap with money, now’s the time and this is the best place to start.
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