USD currency in jeans pocket

Like Finding Money You Didn’t Know You Had

You know the feeling when you reach into the pocket of a coat or pants you haven’t worn for a while and pull out a $20 bill? What would it feel like if you pulled out hundreds of dollars? And what if you found money like that month after month? It’s not magic—you can make that happen!

USD currency in jeans pocket

Pinholes in your financial life can turn into massive money-gushers. Patching these tiny cracks is the key to improving your income.

The problem is that it’s easy to ignore the tiny cracks. We’re busy—there’s the mortgage or rent, car payment, credit cards, insurance, college savings, carpools, vacation plans, retirement accounts, work benefits; kids, dog, guinea pig. So the little stuff happens without our noticing.

We think:

What’s the harm in picking up dinner from the drive-thru again? Our lives are so busy and we have to eat. 

Why go to the trouble of scoping out the sales before I hit the supermarket? My time is valuable. I’ll dash in, buy what looks good and the kids will eat.

Why pay more than the minimum payment this month? It won’t make that much difference in the long run and besides, I need to start Christmas shopping.

Those kinds of seemingly innocuous everyday financial decisions that pop up regularly—can end up costing thousands of dollars a year.

Consider the following:

It costs at least $40 to feed a family of five at any fast food drive-thru. If you do that only once a week you’re letting $2,080 leak out of your life every year. Do the math! You could prepare a much tastier and more nutritious meal at home for $10.

If you diligently buy your supermarket food items only when they are on sale (don’t worry, everything goes on sale in a typical supermarket in a 12-week rotation), you’ll cut your grocery tab by at least 30% percent! The difference between full price and sale price is stunning when everything in your cart is on sale.

It’ll take you ten years and cost you an additional $10,000 in interest alone on a $10,000 credit card balance if you pay only the minimum amount required.

See how easy it is for slow leaks to turn into big-money blowouts? Just imagine those little leaks draining money from your bank day after day, month after month.

When it comes to your finances, those seemingly undetectable cracks in your checking account, credit card debt, food tab, and other household expenses can seriously sideline your dreams.

I’m honored that you’ve chosen to let me help you patch them up.

 


 

 

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  1. Nanci D. says:

    I was hoping for a longer article with more examples/suggestions. Was this article really so short or did I not get it all?

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