March 14, 2023

Why 7 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

I have spent my career making educational content that explains concepts in financial services easier to understand and relate to.

Have I succeeded?

I have people who tell me their savings got them through COVID. I’ve had people say they got a financial adviser, or that they changed their super fund. What I have noticed, time and again, is that it’s not just one piece of advice that people need or find helpful. What seems to be useful is encouraging everyone to know more about money and how financial services work. Everyone learns at their own pace, in their own style.

Which is why I say, setting yourself a goal of 7 minutes a day to learn more about money, will pay off. It’s a realistic time goal, it can be done easily on your phone, and can be as simple as following some budget gurus on insta, or reading articles in the press.

The first step to making life changing financial decisions, is to make the decision to know more, so that you can make informed decisions, when you are ready. This doesn’t mean you don’t seek professional advice (in fact I have been a huge advocate for advice for many years.)

What it does mean, is you need the switch to come on inside you. The one that says, I really want to get my shit together, and change my life. It’s only then that the learning and development can really have an impact – because you are investing time and attention into it willingly.

And seven minutes a day is a great start.

So next time you find yourself scrolling through your social feeds,  google a term like investing, financial advice,superannuation,or any word you hear when people are talking about finance, that has traditionally made you tune out.

Go down the rabbit hole. Monitor where your skill level is at, and spend seven minutes increasing it.

If you are just starting to build your knowledge, books and newsletters like The Barefoot Investor are a great start at understanding savings, credit, planning for emergencies and investing.

If you want to know more about investing and super, then start with media publications. See who they are using as their experts in commentary. Then follow those people on social media. I promise you, it soon starts to become interesting, rather than a chore.

Learning more about money is one of those few topics that can actually have a positive direct affect on your life. Getting rid of financial stress by actually formulating a plan to change your situation over time is about living intentionally, and not just letting life “happen” to you.

With fires, pandemic,floods and more,there is so much beyond our control  in the world, that having some certainty around your own goals and plans, and enough knowledge to make the right decisions to get there, is one of the smartest decision you can make

So go ahead and invest in yourself.

Invest some time into more skills and knowledge. I promise that it will  benefit you and your family.

Until next time
Vanessa

Vanessa

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      Thanks for your comments!

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    So enjoyed this, I will share if that’s okay with you, many of my friends will benefit from your journey.
    Many Blessings for 2023
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    And once again the regulator finds a way to stop ordinary people from getting advice by placing high costs on people who do the right thing. If a finfluencer is actually trying to scam someone, it would not be hard to operate outside Australian jurisdiction.

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