Mantra.Money.Music

Happy Monday!!!

MANTRA:

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

life

We’ve all had those moments when it seems like life is unbearable. I’ve had moments when I wanted to just walk away from it all and give up. I’ve learned that nothing in life will ever be easy. Each of us has our own path and plan for our lives. We all have to go through obstacles that seem like they’re impossible to get through, but it’s only a test! This is your testimony! This is your storm! Each obstacle and failure is a lesson and God could be using you to help someone else. So don’t give up! Keep pushing and remind yourself each day that no one has it easy. It may look like it on the outside, but getting to the place you’re supposed to be in life will never be a walk in the park.

The key to life is to always look at the positives. If things aren’t going your way, shift your perspective. Don’t walk around feeling sorry for yourself.  There’s beauty in every struggle and it’s a great feeling when you overcome what seemed like the impossible. The finish line is a beautiful view, but the road to getting there can be a tad bit rocky!

MONEY:

The importance of saving

While in school, I worked 2 part time jobs for a brief moment. I would blow my checks on useless items failing to not save at least 5% of my checks. I didn’t think about saving because I knew my parents would give me money if I really needed it, but saving is so important for a numerous amount of reasons.

Back then, I didn’t really have a reliable car. It worked, but every other day, it seemed like there was always something new wrong with it.  It was my only form of transportation to get me to work, school and home so I had to make it work.

My car actually ended up going out on me and this is where the importance of saving came into place. I didn’t have any money saved up to get my car fixed or get a new car and my parents had other things they needed to pay for at the time so money was a bit tight. We were down to two cars and neither belonged to me. So I had to share a vehicle with my dad. He’d drop me off to and from work, class and every once in a while, I would get the car to hang out with my friends if he wasn’t busy. It was very nerve wrecking.

SAVE!!

The point i’m trying to make is, having money saved up will get you out of a bind when you are in an emergency situation. I’m not saying it solves every problem, but when you have money saved, you’ll have a way to pay for whatever you need. It’s kind of like a cushion. You won’t have many financial worries and you’ll probably sleep better at night because you won’t be worrying about how you’re going to pay for this or how you can’t afford to pay for that.

Even if you save $10 a week, that’s still a start. It doesn’t seem like a lot now, but over time, it will start to add up. I have at least 6 months worth of emergency funds saved just in case. Life happens so it is always best to be fully prepared for the unthinkable.

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