Successful investing requires planning. It calls for looking into the future to think about how much money you want and will need when you get to a point in time, and what steps you need to take along the way to get there. Just like the holidays, that time in the future can slip up on us if we don’t pay attention. This is why it’s important to schedule time on your calendar to plan for successful investing.
Have you ever noticed how it seems so nice to think about the holidays all year with anticipation? I love the gathering of family and friends that happens during the holidays, not to mention lots of good food and festivities. Every year, I think I’ll be “ready” for the holidays because I have plenty of time to prepare. The next thing I know I am rushing out to buy the Thanksgiving turkey. From there, it seems non-stop until January 5 when my boys return to school.
I could write about focusing on the real meaning of the holidays here, which is something I am definitely working on this year, but what I want to bring to your awareness is time and money; give your money the time and attention it deserves, and also the time to grow and work for you. Do this with conscious spending, and paying attention over the years, so that you are financially prepared and relaxed at that time in the future that seems so far away but slips up on us before we know it, just like December 1.