Michael Kay makes some great points about getting the important things done. If you need some help getting anything done – or just want to chat about something, give me a call.
I have heard every excuse—except the dog eating their homework—of why folks just can’t get their financial life in order. Any of these sound familiar?
- I am so busy with the kids that I just don’t have the time.
- I am working so many hours at work and we’re short-handed, it’s like I’m working 2 jobs.
- I started getting organized then our washing machine broke down and we had a flood.
- I finally got everything put in files and organized—then we moved and I couldn’t find that box.
- My parents are elderly and I spend a lot of time helping them.
- I just started watching “The Good Wife” and I’m a season behind on Game of Thrones, so I’ve been binge-watching non-stop for 4 months.
OK, OK, I get it. You’re busy and work and family take first place. But the reality is, in most cases, all these reasons are just a nifty cover for the fact that you are probably overwhelmed and feeling like you aren’t equipped with the knowledge and/or experience to make meaningful financial decisions. Not the ability to reconcile your bank account or even fill in the boxes on the Turbo Tax screen—chances are you’ve got that covered. We’re talking about the bigger decisions.