Each of us has an internal compass that lets us know when we are getting off course. We know when we make a decision that is not true to our values, it just doesn’t feel right. Your financial life should reflect your values just like your decisions in the rest of your life. Being well, feeling good about who you are and what you are doing can depend on it.
Think about your financial decisions… you may not consider it daily but it is likely that you are doing this all the time. Do you spend money on organic whole foods because you value your family’s health? Do you save money for your child’s college education because you value them and want them to succeed? Do you tithe because you value the church and want to support them? Do you take your significant other on trips because you love them and cherish the experiences that you have together? Chances are you are doing some version of this every day; your financial plan should reflect these things that are important to you.
There is no set of generic financial steps that will bring every person where they want to be, because we don’t all want to end up in the same place.
Where will your True North lead?