When it comes to paying myself first. Do I do it even when I don't get enough money to cover my expenses?
A few months ago, I woke up with the thought that self deprivation is a form of self-torture and it’s often linked to money.
Self-deprivation can be the way we deprive ourselves of sleep, healthy food, deprive our body of exercise, deprive our mind of peace, deprive ourselves of financial wellbeing etc.
Giving to ourselves and nurturing ourselves can be the hardest thing because at the base of it is the desire to self-sabotage.
For the first time in my life, I have an investment portfolio and am focusing my attention on growing this portfolio.
Getting to this point has been a journey of emotional ups and downs.
One of the emotions I struggled with for years was frustration and anger about money and not having enough money to buy food, let alone save or invest.
Learning how to budget and plan my finances was one of the ways I saved money. Even now, a budget helps me see where my money is going and to keep track of all my finances.