Listening to a talk about finances might not be as motivating, and instead create fear and worry. It can be scary to think about money you do not have, and even scarier if you feel like a slave to your spending. Unhealthy money-habits do not have to be the end of you - financial discussions are necessary and important to have.
This idea of financial freedom can mean something different to each person, but generally it can be boiled down this this: “the ability to do what you want to do with your money and when you want to do it.” Or, in other words, being free from monetary restrictions, living the life you have always wanted to live. I know I dream of being financially free; right now, the weight of student loans glooms over my shoulders, and I long to have enough money to pay them off and travel whenever I would like. But what does it take to reach this financial freedom?
Over the years, people have done their best to tackle the discussion of financial freedom, and many have done an exceptional job. One writer for Experian explains the importance of budgeting, autopay, and getting the right help. She states, “…don’t let tracking finances take over your life. One of the markers of financial freedom is the ability to focus on the things that matter without feeling consumed by money” (McGurran, 2020). When the weight of the world seems to be piling down on you, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the pressures of money – it is during these times when you must shift your focus. Budgeting is a great way to know how much you are willing to spend for a certain amount of time. By doing this, you can save more money over the course of a specific time than you thought possible! Autopay allows you to not have to worry about paying bills – everything will be taken care for you in a few quick clicks! And finally, getting the proper help when it comes to your finances is not hard; financial consultants, counselors, and planners exist for your convenience, so reach out when necessary.
Financial freedom isn’t out of reach, it is right around the corner, waiting for you. So what are you waiting for?
Rolling F Credit Union has been serving the Central Valley community since 1948, providing services in checking and savings accounts, loans, and online banking. Rolling F Credit Union is located at 2101 Geer Road, Suite #401 Turlock, CA 95382. To find out if you qualify to be a member, please call (209) 634-2911