Does Your Money Come with a Blueprint? It Should

Does your answer to the following question: “What’s your money blueprint?” sound like this?

 “Money blueprint you ask? Well, er, umm, it looks like this: umm, uhh… what’s the question again? Oh, let me get back to you on that. “

 For most of us money, which is a tool we use every day, has no blueprint to it. And that’s a mistake because without a blueprint, money tends to be treated casually, without purpose. It is spent.

 For most people money has no ”how to” guide that comes with it. NO WONDER it runs through fingers like water. NO WONDER it is socked away and forgotten about… like it was never there.   NO WONDER so many people are left financially destitute following a major illness, a major purchase, a major event like retirement. There is no imbedded blueprint that comes with money.

When there is no blueprint with money there is a greater chance of being more “in the moment” about money. This generally leads to spending it. It’s so easy to spend. There are so many ways to entice people to buy, even those who are careful with their money…like me.

 Remember, blueprints don’t come with money. No one forces you to make one which is unfortunate. Compound this with the tendency to avoid that which is perceived as difficult, boring, without payoff or not fun and money becomes just easier to spend. And look at how much there is out there to spend on… until you run out of cash and credit.   

One of the best blueprints to use with money is one I call, the 5 S.I.D.E.S. of money blueprint.  It shows you a plan of action for the 5 S.I.D.E.S –spending, investing, donating, earning, and saving of your money  in a way that is customizable for you.

 Why do you want to have this blueprint?

  • You want to be in control your money.  
  • You want to steward your money not merely part with it.
  • You want to be able to be ready for your future, unexpected challenges that need money to resolve,  opportunities that arise along with your immediate enjoyment and obligations.

 When you have your money blueprint you will know how to allocate your money so money works in all phases of your life-saving, investing, donating, earning and spending. You will know how and what to exchange your money for. You will be able to meet the challenges of unexpected medical bills, special vacations, investment opportunities and helping your community.

 With your money blueprint you will be able to talk about money with purpose, pride and ease.  Your blueprint will give you your plan of action for your 5 S.I.D.E.S, of money. Now that’s a blueprint anybody’s  money can benefit from.

 If you have a money blueprint, what is one huge outcome to you having one?

If you don’t have one, how could you benefit from your personal money blueprint? Let me know. Leave a comment here.

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  1. Gordon

     /  January 30, 2014

    It’s similar to “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”

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