Tolstoy famously said: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. This can be very aptly applied to our own personal financial situations. When we find ourselves in a bit of fiscal rut, it can be tempting to pick loopholes in the economy and find shortcuts where there are none. But, when the chips are down, we can only ever look at our own financial habits in the hope of creating significant change.
You can’t change the financial world but you can change your own. Take a stand and regain control of your finances like so many others are – by becoming your own financial expert. We’ve outlined 3 simple ways you can become you own finance guru.
It may seem an obvious step to take but the biggest favor you can grant yourself is to have a long-term action plan. This means planning clearly and strategically for each of life’s milestones, whether you wish to set up a college fund or start saving for retirement.
Fortunately for the fiscally-challenged among us, finance data is more accessible than ever. So take advantage of the many internet tools available to you that do the work of a financial expert for next to nothing.