I am a CFP® AKA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Rocker Chick. Come with me and revisit a time of Reaganomics and the Brat Pack. I dare you to sing with me.
1) “High hats and narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time!”
“Puttin’ On the Ritz”
Lesson Learned Here-Enjoy your money! You work every day and you never know what the future holds. Don’t deny your happiness until retirement, plan soundly but enjoy.
2) “She’ll never sell out
She never will
Not for a dollar bill
She works hard”
“She Works Hard for the Money”
Lesson Learned Here- Xers and Millennials, we will probably work until we die. I know that sucks to hear, maybe even hurts a little. However, life is too short to work at a job you sell your soul for. #keepingit100
3) “Well it’s set way back in the middle of a field,
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back”
Lesson Learned Here- Owning a home might have been our parents dream but owning a home may or may not make sense for you. Make sure before you invest in a home it falls in line with your financial hopes and dreams.
4) “Girls, girls, girls
Dancin’ down on the Sunset Strip
Girls, girls, girls
Red lips, fingertips-“
“Girls, Girls, Girls”
Lesson Learned Here- No one should tell you where to spend your money to get your enjoyment.
5) “Tell you straight, no intervention.
To your face, no deception.
You’re the biggest fake.
That much is true.”
“Would I Lie to You”
Lesson Learned Here- A lot of industries have bad people in them. Work with a CFP® professional, so you know who you’re working with.
6) “You got me runnin’ baby
You give me somethin’ way beyond revenue”
“My Kinda Lover”
Lesson Learned Here- Love usually trumps money, if it should or not is a story for another day.
7) “Your heart is in the right place,
So, don’t you go and change”
“Don’t Disturb this Groove”
Lesson Learned Here-Don’t want to invest in a soulless corporation? Put your money where your heart is. There are tons of socially conscious investments out there that can be in step with your belief system.
8) “Glory Days,
Well they’ll pass you by
Lesson Learned Here- Stop dragging your feet, days will pass so you better spend them working toward your enjoyment and financial goals.
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