I know what financial health means to me. It took me years to realize it but I finally got there and it feels great. Financial health, financial independence or financial happiness…call it what you will but it means not having to worry about money.
It means being prepared to meet unexpected expenses, being able to save enough for your financial goals and having the freedom to enjoy life no matter how much money you’re making.
I had no idea how to manage my money so it didn’t matter how much I tried to save, it always seemed to disappear and set me back to zero.
More than half a decade after putting myself back on track and I can honestly say I’ve never been happier. I’m in a job that I do because I love it, not because I need the money, and I know there’s no financial hurdle my family couldn’t overcome.
Follow the financial health checklist here to get you started. 1. Set realistic goals and a budget you can keep 2. Turn your budget upside down