We periodically have a ladies’ night in our neighborhood. At a recent one, Ruby told us how she frequently misleads her husband about the amount of money she spent on a purchase. Or in other words, she told us how she outright lies to her husband about how much money she spends on things. I believe her exact words were, “I usually tell him something costs about 40% of what I actually spent.” Wait, what?!?
Though it may be difficult to imagine Obi-Wan Kenobi ever balancing a checkbook, there’s much to emulate from the Jedi Order when it comes to improving your finances. Self-discipline is a key tenet of Jedi life, as well as the foundation to keeping your money goals on track. Unfortunately, we all know human nature is sometimes at odds with fostering self-discipline. So, in honor of May the Fourth, consider these four Jedi-worthy “mind tricks” – inspired by Yoda himself – to help you stay focused on building a bright financial future. No light saber required.
How to Track Your Spending, Income, and Investments
I know what you’re thinking, boring! Nobody wants to plug numbers into a spreadsheet. I’m a weirdo because it might just be my all-time favorite thing to do. The reason I want you to start, or try it for one month, is because I guarantee you’ll learn at least one thing about your finances you didn’t know.
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