Have you ever wished you would have more money than you knew what to do with? Who hasn’t, right? In today’s crazy economy, wealth accumulation almost seems impossible. But wealth accumulation is not impossible, you can still do it the old-fashioned way, by self-discipline, hard work and developing a different mindset.
Your new mindset has to look at everything you do from a financial perspective.
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Step #1 – Know Your Personal Financial Habits
The best way to accumulate more money than you know what to do with is to develop good financial habits.
Your first step is to define your financial habits then determine if they are good or bad habits. Be aware that any bad financial habits that you may have could inhibit your wealth accumulation efforts.
Some examples of financial habits can include spending habits, saving habits, credit scores and the use of credit cards.
Examples of Bad Financial Habits:
- Spending more than you earn.
- Accumulating debt.
- Spending more on your credit card than you can pay off on a monthly basis.
- Late or missed credit card payments.
Examples of Good Financial Habits:
- A credit score above 750.
- Buy based on needs not wants.
- Staying out of debt.
Step #2 – Establish Your Financial Priorities
Do you know your financial priorities? If you want to accumulate wealth you must have financial priorities. You need to determine what you are willing to give up in order to get ahead financially.
For example is it more important for you to have the latest and greatest gadget or are you okay with buying that same gadget after it’s been on the market for a while and can be bought for a cheaper price?
Your financial priorities determine how you will spend your money. You need to determine if you are currently wasting money on stupid things. Everyone has a different definition of stupid things. Some people think eating out is a waste of money, others think paying for cable tv is a waste. You need to learn what your stupid list is.
Step #3 – Set Your Financial Goals
While you are accumulating wealth it helps to have financial goals. These financial goals can be your target or your reason for working so hard at accumulating your wealth.
Maybe it’s your goal to retire at an early age, pay all of the college expenses for each of your children or buy a vacation home for all to enjoy.