In today’s video I will be talking about how you as a medical professional can take control of your cash flow.
This is my first in a series of quick wins that you can implement to make the most of your finances this financial year.
And it is probably the most important video you will ever see on this topic, because almost every doctor or dentist we see struggles with cash flow. Despite your high income, the pressures of living expenses, school fees and mortgage repayment often prove to be too much to handle.
So, how can you save more?
Well, sticking to a particular budget is just too hard for many people, and the mere thought of having to record what you spend sends shivers down our spine.
So let me talk to you about a better way to manage your cash flow.
Step 1: List your goals in order of priority
– Often this will be based on your strongest and deepest values
– this might be to pay off your mortgage in 10 years (security, peace of mind)
– save for your children’s school fees
Step 2: work the amount you need to set aside for this every paycycle or every month
– there are all sorts of calculators online, but if you need some help, please contact me
Step 3: set up automatic payments or direct debits to fund the required amount for your primary goals
– make sure this is the first thing that happens when you receive your income
– whether it be extra mortgage repayments or contributions to a savings plan
Step 4: if those goals really are your primary drivers and there is nothing more important to you, you will find a way to reduce your expenditure and hold yourself accountable.
Let me know your thoughts and make sure you try to implement this. Unless you can take control of your cash flow, you will find it impossible to build wealth and make financial progress. Feel free to email me at Yves@affluenceprivate.com.au
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