Stop Playing the Lottery With Your Future
We all sit around and talk about what we'd do if we won a million dollars. I am guilty too. The possibilities are endless and fun to think about. But the reality is, none of us are winning any lottery money, anytime in our lifetime. Easy money, million dollar lotteries, and money falling out of the sky, just ain't happening. How sweet it would be though.......
The thoughts of winning a couple of million dollars is intriguing, indeed, but what is more intriguing is how many of us actually play this sort of "lottery" game with our future. Why we play this game of chance with our future selves is about as fascinating as anything I can think of. The lack of planning and preparing and saving for the future is a dangerous game that bankrupts your future and leads to a whole host of problems down the road (i.e. having to work longer in your later years, lack of money in your later years, inability to enjoy the golden years by doing what you want to do, housing in your later years, medical care, the time you can spend with your grandkids and other family members, etc etc). Everything is impacted by this game with your future.
It is never too late to start! Regardless of where you are in your future savings, you can start today. Anything you save and invest today, you can reap the benefits from, in the future. The more time you give your savings/investments to work, the more it will grow. So the sooner you start, the better. You've got an opportunity today, to make sure you are well taken care of tomorrow, and the chances are, no one else in the world is thinking about YOUR future older self so you should take on that responsibility, full throttle. Take inventory on where you are, figure out where you want to be, and start doing something about your financial future, immediately!