Everyone has a different relationship with money. Some are intimidated by bills and debt, so they choose to do nothing. Others nitpick over pennies. Others feel envy or guilt, or all of the above. I believe knowledge is power, and any baby step deserves celebration.
At Budget Reboot, we believe in celebrating any and all steps in the right direction. We believe that building wealth is harder for some than others, be it because of your upbringing, your network and support system, or your career choice. Regardless, we believe all people deserve to build wealth. Because wealth when defined as an abundance of valuable possessions or money, simply means we have the freedom to choose how we spend our days, who we can help, and what we contribute — both to our family, the economy, and society.
Do you open your bills or avoid them?
Do you check your bank and credit card balances daily, weekly, monthly, or as little as possible?
If you have a partner, do you discuss household finances together?
Do you automate, set and forget? Or do you assume you don’t have the money to save for retirement, a home, a renovation, a college fund, or that new item that will bring you joy?
We are not about shame or judgement here. How people spend their money is their prerogative. But it should align with their personal and professional goals.
When was the last time you gave yourself a report card on your finance goals? It’s time to set the bar high — you deserve a life without financial anxiety.