Do you make a good income but still find yourself living paycheck to paycheck? If that sounds like you, stick around to the end of this blog. Today we’re going to show you why it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep that really matters.
Many people will come to us already earning a good income. In fact, they’re earning more income than they thought was ever possible. But they still have that feeling that they’re living paycheck to paycheck. And, clearly, that’s not an income problem. If it was, they wouldn’t have any problems. The issue is their money and their cash flow are not working efficiently.
If you don’t correct how you’re using your money, the problems will continue to compound as your income grows.
We’ve found that there are five major areas where people are giving up control of their money unknowingly and unnecessarily. Unknowingly, meaning they don’t realize they’re doing it, and unnecessarily meaning they could stop whenever they want to.
The five areas are:
- How they fund their retirement
- How they pay for their children’s college education
- How they’re making major capital purchases
The first step is to take a look at your finances and find out where you’re giving up control of your money.
The second step is to “simply” stop doing those things that are taking control away from you. “Simply” is in quotations because these are things that you’ve been doing all your life; things that conventional wisdom, your family, or your mentors may have suggested you do to get ahead financially. But what’s happening is you’re giving up control of your monthly cash flow to other institutions. And when you’re doing that, it’s impossible for you to move ahead financially.
Step three is to save your money in a place that you own and control so that only you, your family, or your business can access that money.
And step four is where the magic happens. It’s where you borrow from yourself and pay interest back to yourself or that account that you own and control. And when you do that, you are now in control of the borrowing process. Money never leaves your control, and you are what we refer to as cash fluent.
Think of the impact it would have if you had complete liquidity use and control of the financial function in your life where you’re building cash flow for yourself, using it to achieve your financial goals, and rebuilding it so you could repeat the process. And an added bonus not stated in there is the fact that now you’ve liberated yourself from the banks and finance companies.
Clearly, it’s not your income that’s holding you back. If that were the case, all of your problems would have been solved three raises ago. It’s how you’re using your money. If you’re finally ready to regain control of your money and start saving for your financial goals, be sure to visit our website at tier1capital.com.
We have a free web course where we do a deep dive into the four steps. Or, if you’re ready to get started and get on a call, feel free to schedule your free strategy session to get on our calendar today. Also, if you know someone who needs this information in their life, be sure to share this blog with them!
And remember, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep that really matters.