Congratulations! You made it to the end of the Challenge. You went a full 28 days and refrained from spending money on anything unless you absolutely needed it. You saved money. I’d love to know how much! Please tell me when you get a moment by hitting reply and sharing how much you saved and what you thought of the Challenge. I want to hear from you so I can make the next program even better.
You also did some incredibly hard work. I remember the days when I was right where you are now, learning and making decisions about how I would apply what I learned so I could finally get out of debt and live the life I wanted to live on MY terms.
Sometimes I had so much running around in my head it was hard to know what to do next.
If you feel this way, I’m here to share a few tidbits to make your journey a little easier.
1. As long as you keep the emails, you have access to the challenge and the materials. Download any of the forms you want to keep along with any of the positive mantras and affirmations I created for you to use anytime you want.
2. Realize that money is NOT a set it and forget it activity. Our relationship with money, just like our relationship with people is always growing and developing.
3. As a result of that growth, you may find you can continue to let go of old behaviors that don’t serve you any longer and replace them with new habits that empower you to keep furthering your understanding of money.
4. Don’t make a mistake into believing you’ve “cured” yourself of your debt issues. It takes many years before most of us can say we are exempt from the temptations that life throws our way. Until that time, be mindful of who you spend time with and how you spend your time. Don’t put yourself into the road of temptation if you don’t think you can handle it.
5. Review your finances and compare what you spent this month with previous months. Be proud of this accomplishment and see how you can apply this savings to your regular monthly spending plan. Carry these lessons forward as you plan your budget for the future.
6. DON’T run out and buy everything you wanted during the challenge. Give it a day or two before you run to the store. Make a list. Think about the things you really need versus what you want.
7. Consider new ways to save at the grocery store. If you take away anything from this challenge, it’s that you’ll eat at home a little more and go out just a little less. That alone will save you a boat load. Planning careful trips to the grocery store and using coupons to save money can really help to stretch your budget.
8. Know that I’m here to support you any way I can now that you’re armed with this new level of knowledge.
It has been my pleasure to take you on this journey towards financial freedom. My goal was to help you uncover the secrets behind your own personal spending habits. I hope I helped you do just that.