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YOU - Upgraded! How cool would it be to enjoy those things you really want, and this time around, enjoy those lifestyle upgrades the debt free wealth way?
This course has a Christian influence, so if that offends you, this is not for you. I am sure there are many secular courses that will meet your need.
It's NOT a lack of integrity why you are in debt, but because your disposable income is inadequate to finance the lifestyle you insist on having and know you deserve. So you swipe your card or get loans for the couple hundred you need to cover the extra. After a while, it gets to be too heavy a burden and the snowball effect of the extra payments and fees becomes overwhelming.
Most of the Gurus in this space will simply tell you to "sell the car, sell the house, cut your lifestyle and live within and below your means". Truly, that is a valid strategy. However, I recognize what the extra debt represents - a cry for an UPGRADE. This course is geared to help you re-frame your priorities, regain control of your finances, and expand your means, so that you have more money to afford those things you truly want.
In Lecture 3, I showcase some alternative strategies for living within tight means and still enjoying quality lifestyle experiences. If you take your focus off the accumulation of stuff, and focus more on quality of life experiences, there are ways to enjoy life within your means.
In Lecture 8, hear me help a single mom in the midst of a divorce, work through her financial next steps within her limited means. This lecture also includes an excerpt from another course on How to create a more predictable spending plan when your income is commission based.
In Lecture 9, I talk about the single strategy, often overlooked, that may be the key to avoiding debt in the future and ensuring you can handle off-budget crises that take you by surprise.
Collect your completions certificate confirming your dedication to upgrading your (a) awareness (b) attitude and (c) action toward upgrading YOUR financial circumstances! There are upgrades for everything. Instead of coach, you fly first class. Instead of knock-offs, you buy the brand name, instead of gold plated, you buy gold. A lifestyle upgrade can happen at every level. Get YOURS or GIVE IT!
This course is set up to be digested in bite sized bits over the course of 12 weeks. Rushing on ahead may expose you to the content, but not the discipline, or the ability to complete the action steps.
Living within and below your means is one strategy,to having debt-free wealth but it is not the only strategy. Living with and below your means is a BORING existence anyway. It is better to have MORE MONEY, so we need to look at EXPANDING your means, and making more money available to you. Why live to work? How much more exciting if you worked to LIVE and enjoy that life!
Take this course and begin to enjoy Lifestyle UPGRADES the Debt Free Wealth Way! Join us!
FREE for All Enrolled Students Sold on Amazon, but free to you, get a FREE download of my book: The Creditors Are Coming. Based on the story found in 2 Kings 4:1-7, that it is as relevant as today's news.
KEY STEP #1 to a Lifestyle Upgrade: Get Over it! Swallow the reality pill and move on! I know you may feel discouraged, but staying in that miserable cesspool will not fix your situation. You may not find a happy pill here, but I promise you, action leads to motivation and momentum. Motivation, even if you find it, is like a shower. You had one today, and you get dirty shortly after. Motivation does not last, however, taking action daily creates its own motivation to keep moving forward. If your mindset is not right, nothing I share in this course will matter. If you need professional help here in getting your head in the game, please seek that help.
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL: Get your FREE access to my book The Creditors Are Coming Here. This story is based on 2 Kings 4:1-7 and is as relevant as today's news. Sold on Amazon, it is a free bonus to students of this course.
If you enjoyed an income that supported your lifestyle, then due to a job loss, or other life circumstance, suddenly find yourself unable to maintain that lifestyle; some Gurus in this financial space immediately insist you sell the trappings of your former lifestyle and downgrade your quality of life. While that is a necessary strategy that does work and may be required in some instances, it is not a one-size-fits-all option.
The SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL includes an audio showcasing how to make lifestyle upgrades within your current income. It mentions several options to acquiring the thing you want. If you focus on quality of life, rather than stuff - in many instances, you can get exactly what you want and enjoy life within your means.
KEY STEP #2 to a Lifestyle Upgrade: TAKE ACTION! Through the next few modules, you will be prompted to take action to halt the financial bleed and take corrective action toward fixing your situation.
This video shows you how to KNOW your Debt Freedom Date and how to shorten it. Knowing how long your CURRENT debt would take to pay off, and manipulate how much more per month it would take for you to shorten that date is VITAL information for anyone hoping to ditch their debt and free up their disposable income. That work you do and that income you make, should go to finance your LIFE, not your DEBT!
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You know what your paycheck is. You have seen what you can do with that amount. Now - stretch it further. Some tips on how.
CASHercise(TM) was the original name for this course. If you hear reference to taking a course in this audio, you are ALREADY in the course, just under a different name. I used this audio as a promo for this course to encourage participants to sign up - but you, are already here. YAY! SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: Is an audio of me helping a single mom, in the middle of a divorce process, figure out her financial direction.
You ARE going to shop. Do it wisely. Some tips on how.
Don't live your life in DEFAULT mode, just reacting to what happens next. DESIGN YOUR LIFE! Some tips on how.
Income Distribution is how the money you have gets spent, it is how you decide where each dollar goes. Most of you may be on the spend as you go plan, no forethought, no budget - then you have a bill coming and have no clue how to meet that. Giving every dollar a job before you collect that paycheck, means you know how the money will be spent and what, if any, is available for discretionary spending.
In the SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL attached, I include an audio where I show case my helping a woman in the midst of a divorce, now living as a single mom, and getting her clear on her financial next steps.
Also, if you earn commission income, I included an excerpt from another course I offer. This video shows HOW to create a more predictable spending plan when your income is commission based.
This is probably the single step that can help you (a) avoid new debt and (b) get back that "Ahhh! It's Gonna Be Alright" feeling. Often overlooked, I highly encourage you to make this a priority, even if you do nothing else suggested in this workshop.
FinSNAP - Financial Snapshot Now to Assist Projections is a form that will help jog your memory as to all your financial considerations, and create a moment in time snapshot of exactly where you are right now. Progress can sometimes seem slow, so slow you do not see it. Think of a baby picture of you - you can see the changes to how you look now, right? However, over the years, as you looked in the mirror those changes were so gradual you did not really notice them. However, in comparison to an old picture of you, the changes over time become very obvious. The FinSNAP was created to be like your baby photo - a snapshot of this moment in your financial status.
If you tend to have a mindset of scarcity, you will not be able to see the abundance and opportunity that others see. There are many ways to expand your means, increase your income, build your bank, build your wealth. A few are listed here to get you thinking and open to seeing the abundance that truly exists around you.
KEY STEP #3 to a Lifestyle Upgrade: Protect What Matters Most.
This is an often overlooked step in the wealth building process, but failure to attend to it, leads to the MOST GRIEF! Now more than ever, you need to pull out all your papers and go over them. Maybe you need to put some protection mechanisms in place, upgrade others, update others. Please do not ignore this vital step. Your family with thank you.
Yeah - we gotta talk about the morbid stuff. Fact is, it is not IF, but WHEN 'D' day will come, and often there is no warning. Having a Just in Case document in place will be very helpful to family members already distressed about the loss and having to deal with grief and stress.
Trudy Beerman has many credentials within the Financial Industry. As a Paralegal, Real Estate Broker, Insurance Agent, and Notary, she has helped people process huge financial and private projects. In the process, she picked up incredible insight to what drives financial decisions; and not all those decisions lead to a desired end result. Her lesson came at a high personal cost as during the recent recession, Trudy and her husband experienced incredible financial loss even though they followed the financial wisdom of the experts at the time. Turning to the Bible, Trudy realized why and reinvented herself and her finances on Biblical foundations. She is the author of THE BIBLE ON BUSINESS, and other books. She is the Debt Free Wealth Money Coach, host of Debt-Free Wealth Radio, and her mission is to help you upgrade your lifestyle, the debt free wealth way.