Why I Don’t Give Two Hoots About The Budget

That’s a lie. I do.

I’m a finance expert for crying out loud so of course I get across what’s going on with the federal budget each year!

But… when it comes to me personally and my personal finances, I actually don’t really give two hoots, and the reason is that it just doesn’t affect me enough and I’m not going to use the federal budget, or any government policy for that matter as an excuse as to why I’m not getting ahead.

This morning’s media has been overrun with negativity about the decisions being put forward in this years budget, and let’s face it the exact same thing happens every morning-after-the-budget every. single. year.

That’s why I don’t read or listen to the news

I prefer to fill my brain with positivity and motivation.

So, what are the facts? Well, essentially we are in debt as a nation, and the federal budget is just like your personal budget.

There is only so much coming in each year and it’s your job to do your best to ensure you cover off all of your needs, wants and of course put something aside for your longer term goals.

When I was in my early twenties and in credit card debt (you can read all about this in my book if you haven’t already) I basically had to cut back all of my spending, get serious and pay down that debt.

That’s exactly what we need to do as a nation now

All this aside, the reason I wanted to chat to you all today is that I don’t want you to spend any energy worrying about the federal budget, stop listening to the news and radio, and definitely don’t be that person who uses external things, like the budget, to justify why you’re not gong to be able to get ahead this year.

Now is as good a time as any to start small, and put the wheels in motion toward achieving your own financial freedom.

Run your own race

Prepare your OWN budget and make sure you’re not spending more than you earn.

The upcoming ‘8 Week Money Makeover‘ is all becoming independently wealthy no matter what your situation is right now.

It’s not about investing in the latest whiz-bang tech company and doubling your money…sure that can be exciting, but let’s face it – it’s the same as gambling.

With common sense practices, average wage earners can hit seven figures in the bank. It’s all about starting now and starting small.

I’m excited to share it with you soon.

– Sarah Riegelhuth

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