It was a huge wakeup call for me when one day I was faced with needing to buy a new set of tires I desperately needed for my car, and no money in the bank or available credit to buy them. The realization set in that my habit of living from paycheck to paycheck was not workable.
The story of, “When I make more money, I’ll have more money,” was a lie. Because every time I got raises and my salary went up, I still never seemed to have any extra money for unexpected expenses.
Being in my mid-20’s at the time, and starting to look at not just surviving, but actually wanting to buy a house some day, I knew something had to change.
It was while channel surfing one Saturday morning that i stumbled upon the Suze Orman Show and her voice blared at me “your problem with not having enough money isn’t really about not making enough money, it has to do with the fact that your not being intentional with how you spend your money.” I immediate stopped changing the chanel, and started to pay close attention.
That wake up call, and her books and courses completely transformed my relationship with money and began to show me the principles of how to always make a great profit and have money in the bank when I want and need it.