Making good money decisions is a lot harder than you think.
No teaching you how to balance a checkbook or have savings accounts work. There’s no intro to personal finance course in school- although there’s a very very strong case that there should.
We learn about money by experience- we learn how to be mindful, how to save, why to save, and how to have big picture goals by experience.
I started to become really interested in personal finance almost a decade ago while in University- I was making a really good salary but just not seeing my bank account balance go up. That’s when I started writing about personal finance- and this blog was born.
The most important that I learned from my almost 10 years of personal finances wins and losses is that having a goal that I work thru is key. And that’s what drives me to be more mindful of my finances.
It’s helped me set myself up for future success, allowed me to buy properties, cars, fund holidays, and work for myself.
So your turn- our friends at Lowest Rates are really curious about your best personal finance tips/lessons, and if you are willing to share it with them, you’ll be entered #MyMoneyAdvice contest for your chance to win a MacBook.
The #MyMoneyAdvice contest begins on September 17th, 2018 at 9 a.m. EDT. and ends on October 15th, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT. No purchase necessary to enter.
Personal finance has been such a personal subject for so long that not everyone feels comfortable sharing their secrets- but it doesn’t have to be. And while getting schools to teach courses isn’t in my power (yet), I’m a firm believer in learning from the collective wisdom. So go ahead and share your tips, because you never know who might need that lesson.
This post is in partnership with Lowest Rates.