So, many people believe that they are good at budgeting or planning their finances. There are also many people that know they could use the help of a financial planner or financial services yet are too prideful to seek the help they need to stay on top of their finances.
I'd like to debunk a few myths about financial planning. These myths are usually reasons why people don't see financial planning advice or solutions to their financial problems.
1. Financial planning is not just for the wealthy
You don't have to be rich to take advantage of financial planning. Having a budget is necessary for not only the wealthy but also the financially-strapped. There are many solutions that don't cost money that can help you budget and financially plan your future. You could always start out with the debt-elimination calendar method if you don't know where to start. It doesn't cost a dime and is and is a good place to start.
2. Financial planning is difficult
Many people think that because financial planning is difficult, it's can't be done. Those that are wealthy or have little debt have most likely planned their finances well. In order to get out of debt and become financially free, some sort of financial planning is necessary, but it's not difficult. As I mentioned, it can be as simple as using a debt-elimination calendar, or financial software that can help make things easy through technology. You can come up with all the excuses in the world to avoid financial planning, but one myth that isn't true is that's it's difficult to do.
3. Financial planning is time consuming
This can actually be true if you don't know how to plan well, but it can also be a complete myth if you have the right tools. You can spend a lot of time planning financially or you can spend a little time. If you can't budget your finances, then you most likely can't budget your time, so if that's the case then you will be spending a lot of time making plans. If you manage you time well, and set a schedule, like I do, maybe once a week, or once a month, to update your budget, you'll be well on your way to planning your future without spending a bunch of time. With the right tools such as the Worth Account, you'll be able to plan your finances quickly and accurately, while eliminating your debt in the mathematically quickest way possible.
So, our program took an unexpected turn this past week. Although we had been expecting some bills to show up due to some hospital invoices that have not been received, we weren't expecting to take our son to the emergency room. We had to take him in for a rate respiratory virus and ended up staying in the hospital for the evening. This medical bill runs upwards of $3,000 so I added that expense to the program. Instead of now paying off our debt by Aug 2018, looks like we are now looking at Aug 2019. Luckily I'm also expecting a bonus from sales last month that I haven't yet entered into the system. This will most likely offset the balance and put me back on track. That's what's wonderful about the Worth Account. When there is a lifestyle change I can enter it into the program and it will automatically recalculate my payoff date.
A couple other changes that occurred this past month which contributed to my payoff date extension. 1) Both my wife and I needed new tires for our vehicles, so that put us back close to $2,000 in tires. I also don't plan for vehicle maintenance and I had to replace my spark plugs for $200 and also we needed oil changes so there was another $100. The program can be as detailed and budgeted as you'd like, having a budget for every category (i.e. groceries, fast food, dining, etc), or you can just set rounded figures and adjust the balances from there, which is what I do to shorten the time it takes to update the account. Like I mentioned in earlier posts, I don't have my account connected with my financial institutions so it doesn't capture all of my transactions, but that option is available.
So, even with an increase in expenses, with my income not fluctuating too much except for an unexpected bonus here or there, I'm still able to determine when my debts will be paid off and go back to my budget to see what I can do to improve my payoff. This program helps with debt elimination like no other program out there, and although it costs money to get started, the free programs out there, which I've taken advantage of, are not as robust and adaptive as the Worth Account.
There's something of value when it costs something, but when something is free, it makes me wonder if it's really of value or if there is an ulterior motive to offering free programs. I know it works because I've used it already to pay off many of my debts, and I like how adaptive the program is because it shows me how to eliminate debt, when my debt will be eliminated, and does it in the most mathematically, quickest way possible. The Worth Account is the best program in the market to become debt free in the shortest possible time.
Shane D. Sorensen, MBA
Hi. Thanks for checking out my blog! I decided to blog my experience with the Money Max Account while offering other helpful, financial advice. I hope what I share proves useful.