It began in college. We met one day in class. I was nervous about the introduction because my focus was elsewhere. I didn’t have the faintest idea that I would have an interest. All I knew was if I were open, my life could change.
I actually had an interest long before I realized it. It was the beginning of a budding love affair. The more I learned, it was like I couldn’t get enough. You know how it is when you first meet that guy who takes your breath away the minute he walks in the room. You become obsessed with learning as much as you can about him. That’s how I felt about finance. I even ignored my feelings about it for awhile. Saying it’s just a fad especially when I got a job in a different industry. But I couldn’t let it go. It was like everywhere I turned, I was reminded of my feelings.
I was thinking why can’t we apply the principles of falling in love to financial management? If you ask my husband he will gladly tell you when I make my mind up about something, I become extremely purposeful in my actions and very emotional. So I lean on him so that I’m not so emotional.
- First, seek to learn as much as you can. One way to do that is to ask questions, read articles and books about it. Because the more you learn, the more informed you become leading to better decisions.
- Lean on someone else to help you make rational decisions. Investing in the stock market can be quite emotional because of volatility. Generally, it can be hard to make the best decisions when your emotions are high. That is one of the main reasons why you hire a professional to assist you.
- Make decisions purposefully. You want to ensure your spending and savings align with your goals. Become determined to make healthy habits that lead you towards financial harmony.
As you can see, falling in love can have a positive effect on your finances. It just depends on your perspective.Tags: Love, Money, Valentine's Day