What does it mean to be financially responsible?
It means you don’t make excuses for your financial situation.
You don’t blame others for where you find yourself financially.
You don’t blame your parents. Or your neighbors.
Or your pet.
Although I’m really tempted to blame Flipper: she does throw apples slices on the floor.
After taking one bite only.
And the days when she gets peanut butter and banana mix: she’ll take a few bites.
Then she flings the rest on the wall.
What does she think — money grow on trees?!
Back to being financially responsible:
Yes, it’s true: some of the things that happen are beyond your control
Still, where you are going from there is totally your responsibility.
You control the path you are taking.
Choose to develop good money management skills.
Choose to set a monthly budget and control spending.
And choose to set goals. And start building a secure financial future for you and your family.
That’s what it means to be financially responsible.
(Upcoming money management workshop)
More on Flipper’s eating habits: she’s careless when she eats fruits and veggies.
But give her a piece of bread and watch her eating it without losing one small crumb.
And if you want to make friends with Flipper just give her some pizza.
(Actually that works with everyone in this family.)
Thanks for visiting.