We should be able to identify financial predators, when it comes to managing money. These silent killers can kill our finances softly. No matter what we do, these predators are always be around. But fortunately, they are quite predictable and manageable. It means that we should be able to confront our money predators if we know where they are coming from and what they are. In addition, by dealing with money predators, we should be able to move faster towards wealth. The most difficult predator is our own emotion and the predator can be our own mind. Having negative values and being negative can have huge impacts on us, including our financial conditions. This situation can hinder us from achieving financial freedom and we could have problems in all aspects of our lives. Being pessimistic, being lazy, being negative, lack of financial intelligence and having fear in confronting difficulty could be our worst enemy. These negative thoughts and emotions can beat us down until we have no chance to succeed financially.
It is all about having the proper mental attitude. Many of us purchase things that we don’t really need and we could even do this by using credit cards. People who know how to manage money would go to the thrift shop to buy only things that they need. In this case, we should know whether a product is actually a necessity or a want. Now that many of us have a better understanding about money management, we should do things more intelligently. When spending our money, we should be particularly conscious. Or else, we could eventually create our own predator. The success and solution of our financial situation is all up to us, so it is important to be particularly cautious. Another predator is our common behaviour that is the lack of discipline. If we don’t have the discipline, we would likely to fail financially. In reality, building wealth and reaching financial freedom can be much easier if we are persistent and highly disciplined. The truth is, it would be absolutely impossible to be rich, if we are spending more than we ear. We should be on track, if we spend less on shopping than what we earn and it would be much better if the extra money is allocated into savings account. In this case, we should be able to track our income, so we will know where it is going.
Another thing that can harm our finance is erroneous belief on money. Money should be considered as leverage that we could use to get things we need or want. It should be used as a tool of trade, instead of the ultimate goal. In this case, we should also avoid being materialistic. Money could really make our life much easier, but it won’t enrich our life. People who seek material gains could be called as materialistic if they consider it as the most important think. It is also important to avoid abusing debts, because it is another pitfall that can get us down.