Smart Financial Goals: Making Your Money Work For YOU

smart financial goals
I'm Jasmine

I have created a blog that is mostly about being a single-mom real estate investor but also about how to transform your finances with simple action steps.

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Welcome to the Women, Wealth, Impact Podcast and Girlfriend’s Guide to Financial Freedom, Home Ownership and Investing. Does this sound too good to be true? I’m right here as proof that it’s possible. Just a few years ago, I was a single mom living paycheck to paycheck, desperately trying to keep it all together. After learning more about money planning, I saw the amazing potential in my finances and I’ve never looked back. I’ve seen far too many women battling to build a legacy that they can be proud of. And it all comes down to getting your personal finances in check. But for that, you need a growth strategy, which begins with understanding what’s stunting your financial progression. We’ll cover how to start from scratch, and what it takes to get your finances in alignment with your goals. I’m proud of you for taking the initiative to listen. This is going to be your first step. Welcome to the green community. Let’s get started.

smart financial goals

What Drives You

Like we touched on last episode, nothing is more motivating than the reason you want financial wellness. Maybe it’s independence or homeownership. Maybe you want to make sure that you and your family are taken care of. Whatever it may be, it’s so important to understand your “why” and then do all you can to make sure it happens.

It’s also important to learn all you can about finances, homeownership, real estate investment and more so that when the time comes you aren’t scrambling to figure things out. You’re not surprised when you encounter inevitable small hiccups; you’re well researched and prepared, so you won’t be deterred.


Tips to Help You On Your Way to Financial Freedom: The Bottomline

  1. Shift your mindset, and focus on what can go right

It’s so easy to get bogged down in the intimidation of buying a property. Everyone loves to tell you their home buying horror stories, and if you let these stories influence you too much you might opt out of owning a home altogether. Hear this if nothing else; if you can buy a home you should. It’s one of the single most important financial decisions you will ever make. So try and focus on everything that could go right, and everything that owning property will bring to your life and the life of your family.

  1. Don’t let the thought of repairs and maintenance scare you

Don’t balk at maintaining your home, or the discovery that perhaps a repair that you didn’t anticipate needs to be done. You have researched, and you know this is a normal part of settling into a new (for you) house. You’ve also budgeted for the unanticipated because again, you made sure that you were prepared and in a place to absorb any unknowns. For more general repairs, you can still outsource to a plumber, welder or whomever; just because you’re no longer able to call a landlord, you’re still able to call someone. And again, you’ve budgeted for this. You’re prepared. 

  1. Develop a landlord mindset

Again, everyone knows a landlord with a horror story about terrible tenants. Don’t let this deter you from investing in real estate that could ultimately be so beneficial to your financial future. I offer a course specifically in the landlord-tenant process in my customer hub, and it’s full of tips with none of the exaggerated melodrama. Check it out!

  1. Evaluate your financial picture

Get a plan. If you’re in debt or things look bleak, even more reason to sit down and write out a black and white plan with goals so that you have a way out. Visualize your goals, determine what kind of monthly output you want to see financially and go from there. Work backward to determine the budget that is right for you.

  1. Tailor your realtor to your experience

If it’s your first time buying a home, get a realtor who specializes in that area. If it’s your first time buying an investment property, find a realtor who specializes in that area. They are actually 2 very different processes, and what you’re looking for (and sometimes overlooking) in the actual property differs quite a bit. There are some realtors who are able to do both, but make sure and verify that they have experience and knowledge for both fields of expertise. 

Be sure to listen and subscribe to The Women, Wealth, Impact Podcast to learn more about paving the way for your own financial future. Join my customer hub for coaching opportunities and support from our online community!

Ready to learn more?

Visit my website: https://greeneverythingcommunity.com/

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If you know you’re ready to start planning for your financial future today let’s get started!


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