Inspiration for Saving
We’ve given you our best saving tips, money management strategies, and financial planning ideas, but we think it’s time to do something a little different. Saving money can be a hard task and we can give you as many tips as we want, but at the end of the day it can still be hard to implement financial solutions that will benefit you. New Era Debt Solutions is going to help you get inspired to save instead of just telling you how to do it.
Think about life after debt
It’s important to envision yourself debt-free. This will help remind you of your ultimate goal (to get out of debt) so you can picture what your life will be like once you’ve achieved financial stability. Forget about the obstacles standing in your way for just a moment and know you can overcome them. When you can picture yourself becoming debt free, you can easily remind yourself of this image when you feel like you’re struggling.
You’ll also need to consider how important financial freedom is to you, compared to what you want now. Do you want to be relieved of debt or reminded that you’re still in it every time you look down at those stylish new shoes you bought? Or each time you reach for the five-dollar bill in your wallet in exchange for your morning caffeine.
Reflect on some words of wisdom
Sometimes you just need to hear an inspirational quote to get you on the right path, so we’ve gathered some of our favorites for you:
- “Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.” – Sophia Amoruso
- “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand
- “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” – Joe Biden
- “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.” – Dave Ramsey
- “By definition, saving – for anything – requires us to not get things now so that we can get bigger ones later.” – Jean Chatzky, Money Rules
- “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” – Jonathan Swift
Focus on the positive
Being in debt is difficult, but debt relief is possible. Think positively about what you’re doing to get out of debt. Remember: choosing to get out of debt in the first place is already a positive action you’re taking to better your life. Continue to proceed with positive thoughts and follow our savings tips!
Ask yourself questions
Ask yourself why you are doing this. Where will you be once you’re debt-free? You’re working hard to overcome this burden and may feel unsuccessful at times. If you don’t have a strong enough reason for why you want to get out of debt, then you may find the process difficult. Your reason shouldn’t simply be because you want to be debt-free; everyone in debt wants that. What will debt relief do for you? Will it give you the opportunity to go back to school? Strengthen your relationship with your spouse? Think about the personal advantages of your specific situation and be aware of them constantly.
What keeps you motivated to save money? Share your tips with us on our Facebook page and we’ll point out our favorites! Contact us for a free consultation so we can determine the debt reduction option that is best for you and get back on the road to financial freedom.