Money is a lot like a good man. Its greatest desire is to serve and support you. In return, all it requires is to be respected and appreciated.
You respect money the same way you would anything else you value, be it a work of art, a treasured friend, or cash in hand.
If you want it to last, you’ve got to take care of it. Throw it around carelessly or ignore it completely and guess what’s going to happen?
How do you respect and appreciate money? Follow the Four Rules of Money:
- Spend Less (Only buy what you can easily afford)
- Save More (Pay yourself first)
- Invest Wisely (Put money in assets that grow faster than inflation and taxes.)
- Give Generously (Use your money to make a difference )
Most women have the giving generously part down pat. But unless you follow the first three, giving becomes an act of self sabotage.
Not only do you jeopardize your future security, but you diminish the impact you can have with your money.