I thought I would start the year with blogs relating to being financially independent. Why? Because once you have control of your own money, you have greater control of your life. When you have to rely on other people to hand you cash, whether it is the government or your partner, you find that these other parties can control your life.
Each day gives everyone the opportunity to learn something new. Learning about how to better manage your finances is something that can continue your whole life. Your current financial situation does not have to remain the same for the rest of your life.
One of the reasons that many women stay in relationships with domestic violence is due to money.
For instance, Serena had been in an abusive marriage for over ten years. She had two children and her husband would terrorise the whole family. Every waking moment was filled with fear and Serena felt as though she were in prison. One day Serena made the decision to leave her husband. Life was pretty difficult at the beginning. After a number of years, life started to get easier and Serena finally felt as though she was free. One of the reasons that Serena had the strength to rebuild her life was that she had the faith that she could look after herself financially. Serena worked and she had learnt to manage her money well.
Understanding money gives you more freedom in your life.
In the coming weeks I will show you some strategies on how you can have better control of money in your life.
Goodbye for now.