Gratitude with Your Money

Julia Carlson |

Thanksgiving Day begins the holiday season and gives us an opportunity to be grateful.  When you think of gratitude and how it relates to your finances, what comes to mind? Maybe how thankful you are to have enough money to cover your needs and maybe even some of your wants. The ability to provide a warm meal in a beautiful home for your family. Gratitude can also benefit your finances. Here's how:

Focus on all you have instead of what you don’t. One of the best ways gratitude can help improve your finances is taking the importance away from things you want to buy. When you focus more on what you have and why you are grateful for it, your desire to buy more decreases. You spend less money and have more to save and give.

What Matters Most.  When you take time for gratitude and focus on what matters most, you will soon realize what your true priorities are.  Overspending usually occurs when you are in a rush, overwhelmed and unaware.  If you are more intentional with your spending decisions, you are less apt to waste money.

Charitable giving.  Giving and gratitude go hand in hand. When you are grateful for what you have, it's much easier to turn around and give to others.

I hope this inspires a different mindset to your finances. As we head into the holiday season, think about your money with an attitude of gratitude.

Information in this material is for general information only and not intended as investment, tax or legal advice. Please consult the appropriate professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation prior to making any financial decision.

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