I decided to start WIN AT MONEY because I was sick and tired of watching people make financial mistakes or not know (or care) how to control their money.
I grew up in a home where money was always a chase
Picture a dog chasing a fly around the house. No matter how much the dog tries their best to catch the fly, the fly always gets away. The fly doesn’t leave the dog alone, it’s as if the fly is taunting the dog by buzzing around the dog’s head.
That was the way my parents were with money. They would earn and could see the money in their bank accounts but they could never seem to really capture the money and keep it.
My dad was a business man and mum was the manager of a grocery store. They were always teetering on the edge of a financial cliff, until one day they fell off the cliff. What caused them to fall was their marriage breakdown. I don’t know whether financial strain was the sole cause of the marriage break up, or if they just fell out of love but I do know that lack of money didn’t make it easy.
Dad moved out and I stayed with mum. Sure, they tried the shared custody arrangements, but that didn’t last long until the fights started and dad finally gave up and moved on with his life and I never saw him again. The child support payments stopped. Now for an already struggling single parent, a cut in child payments meant a cut in income, which meant financial stress. I can remember mum doing everything she could to make it on her own and provide for me. It seemed like all my mother would do was work and work and work! She was trying to capture money and keep it from flying away out of her bank account.
My parents hunt for money had always stuck in my mind throughout my teenage years and I always knew that I never wanted that for my life.
I never wanted to be working so hard and have nothing to show for it
Now mum did her very best… and she did provide for me. However, we really never got to the stage of being “well off”.
Mum has never really understood the concept of saving money and never really knew how to start. I promised myself that I would be financially smart with money and would not let impulse influence my financial decision making.
I want to help people who struggle with money
Win at Money is not written by a multi-millionaire or some guy that owns 6 houses and doesn’t work for a living
I am a real person
Win at Money is written by a family man with 3 kids and a beautiful wife. I am smart with my money. I do not have any car debt, any student debt or any credit card debt, I do however have a mortgage that WILL be paid off within the next 10 years. You see, I have my financial goal… paying off my mortgage within 10 years.
Do you have a financial goal?
How close are you to achieving that goal?
Are you on track to achieve your goal in your lifetime?
If you have a goal and are taking the right steps to achieve your goal, in your set time frame, than I congratulate you! You are among a (sadly) extremely small minority that will prosper and will be financially free. The majority of people do not have a clue how much money they earn per week let alone how much they are spending per week.
If you are one of the majority than at least keep Win at Money in the back of your mind. I’m not saying review the site every day or even every month. I’m saying that your financial freedom is up to you and it is your choice how you proceed. I can’t make you stop spending impulsively, or ask your boss for a raise, but I can give you some tips, tricks and ideas about how to manage your money better.
Who knows? Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two.
We will prosper together
I encourage you to follow WIN AT MONEY so that you and I can grow and prosper financially together. Who knows where this will take us?
We will set and follow some basic rules when it comes to budgeting and managing your personal finance, which will flow on to your everyday life making you, your family and your wallet happier.
Win at money with me,