30 Day Financial Cleanse Day 19: Check In

As a reminder this post series is all about getting a handle on your finances!  I heard about Personal Capital, a personal finance software company, and their 30 Day Cleanse and decided to take the pledge and encourage my readers to do the same!


We' re more than half way through! Take a few minutes to reflect on how you're feeling financially. Ask yourself if you're worries, confident, or feeling successful.

This is such a crucial step so please do not skip it! For me, taking a hard look at my finances caused me a great deal of stress. Hell, it still does from time to time even though I feel like it is well managed. There are days when I think the debt we still have is overwhelming or that even though I have been saving for my retirement for 13 years, I should have waaaaay more money in there. Or the car breaks down. Or the dogs need to go to the vet. Whatever it is, money is stressful! So if you are putting off doing this cleanse or keep thinking "Yeah, yeah, I will get to it" I suggest sitting your butt down and ripping off the bandaid. And then don't stop there, keep it all front and center so you don't gloss over it in the future. I am definitely not an expert and I always think I am behind the eight-ball and then I put my foot in my mouth when talking to a friend who has not even begun to consider a retirement account. We are all at different stages and I think it is helpful for people to talk more openly about it. So take the time to reflect and ask yourself how you are feeling about your current finances. 

Stay tuned for Day 20: Find Your Advisor 

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