Personal Finance has got to rank as one of the most neglected
aspects of nearly everyone’s lives. Let’s face it —
no one likes to pay bills, tax return preparation is agony, and when
we’re not working or taking care of the kids, we just want to relax
or get away from it all. Few people sit down at their desks on a warm,
sunny day or a football weekend and say, “Honey, I think I’ll
go over our personal finances today!”
Unfortunately, this is exactly what we should be doing if we are conscientious
about our personal welfare and that of our families. How many of us, for
example, know what our credit report says about us? Many learn only
when they apply for a credit card or decide to buy a car or a house,
“Oh, I’m terribly sorry, but there seems to be a problem with
your credit.” Has this happened to you?
Performing a periodic personal financial assessment, while tedious,
is absolutely essential to our ongoing financial health.
Furthermore, it is necessary for our personal welfare and physical well
being. Financial problems rank high on the list as a leading cause of
divorce, and we all know that worry over finances is stressful.
Looking toward the bright side, learning about available financial
resources, tax reduction tips, conservation techniques, proper home and
car maintenance, do-it-yourself projects and supplemental income sources
can lead to improved financial status, peace of mind, greater disposable
income, a better lifestyle for you and your family, and a more secure
future when retirement rolls around.
Authored by Kenneth L. Anderson.
Original article published 23 February 2006.
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