Simplify Your Finances: A 10-Minute Daily Routine for Financial Wellness

Simplify Your Finances: A 10-Minute Daily Routine for Financial Wellness by astra financial

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🌟 We’re championing a minimalist approach to finances, harmonizing a simple lifestyle with streamlined money management strategies. Join our host as they introduce a game-changing 10-minute daily routine—urging listeners to meticulously plan expenses, elevate spending mindfulness, and make intentional financial decisions, including …

🌟 Embracing Simplicity in Money Management: Adopting a minimalist approach to financial management is one of my top tips; there’s a parallel between a simple lifestyle and a streamlined approach to handling money.

🌟 Daily Financial Check-In: Get my quick and easy daily routine, taking just 10 minutes or less, to check in on your finances. This involves planning for the day’s expenses, fostering mindfulness in spending, and ensuring that every financial decision is well thought out.

🌟 Weekly Financial Grasp: A weekly 10-minute check-in is all you need to assess the previous week’s spending, celebrate successes, or recalibrate as needed. On the list of to-dos: checking bank accounts, listing upcoming expenses, and maintaining control over your financial situation to eliminate stress and guilt associated with unplanned spending.

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Show Notes:

Hey there, welcome back. Today, I want to discuss the importance of keeping things simple. I consider myself a minimalist, or at least I make a conscious effort to be one. My house is intentionally simple, some might even say a bit bare. I don’t own an extensive wardrobe, though, when it comes to shoes, that’s a different story for another day. In general, I prefer simplicity and minimalism.

I extend this philosophy to the realm of money management. Handling our finances shouldn’t be overly complicated. While your financial planner takes care of the comprehensive plan, including calculations, taxes, investments, and intricate planning, let’s focus on the day-to-day aspects of money management. These are the routine operations that you can handle yourself in just 10 minutes or less.

It’s essential to have periodic meetings with your financial planner for the bigger picture discussions, perhaps quarterly or semi-annually. During these meetings, you can review significant financial decisions, and your financial planner can act as a project manager for those aspects.

Now, let’s delve into establishing a simple daily routine for managing your finances. This won’t take much time and can easily be incorporated into your busy schedule. The current buzzword is “self-care,” which often conjures images of spa days, massages, wine nights, and charcuterie boards. While those are indeed forms of self-care, what often goes unnoticed is the importance of caring for your financial well-being.

Just like we recognize the benefits of a 10-minute morning meditation for stress and mental health, why aren’t we allocating a similar time for our financial health check-in? Self-care should encompass loving yourself enough to take care of your money. A quick 10-minute daily check-in can work wonders.

Let’s break down the process. Start with a daily morning check-in. Most of us have a rough idea of what the day holds, whether it’s work, errands, or social activities. Incorporate a quick financial check-in by asking yourself about any anticipated expenses for the day. Plan for bill payments, groceries, or eating out, and decide where these expenses fit into your cash flow. This brief daily focus on spending brings attention to your financial habits and helps you eliminate unnecessary expenses.

Personally, I follow this routine daily, even with a busy schedule. Knowing my plans and probable expenses allows me to factor in some spontaneity without guilt. This daily check-in cultivates mindfulness in spending and directs attention to what truly matters.

Now, onto the weekly check-in, which should take no more than 10 minutes. Choose a consistent day, time, and place for this routine. It could be Sundays, or whatever suits your schedule. Create a habit around it for consistency.

During this weekly check-in, assess the cash flow and spending from the previous week. Give yourself a rating, celebrate successes, or recalibrate if needed. Check bank accounts and credit card statements, ensuring there’s enough to cover upcoming expenses and no fraudulent activity. List upcoming expenses to stay ahead of them, eliminating stress and guilt associated with unplanned spending.

This brief weekly self-check is about staying on top of your financial game, ensuring you are in control. It complements the work you do with your financial planner and helps you maintain financial wellness.

Consider these daily and weekly money management routines as brief meditations for your mental and financial health. If you’re interested in a more comprehensive system, I invite you to explore the “Get Your Money in Gear” course. The course, consisting of five on-demand videos and accompanying worksheets, is designed for short, focused lessons to keep you moving forward without overwhelm. For more information and a special discount, email me at [email protected]. Take care until next week.