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April Stock Market Thoughts

Have you heard about Coronavirus yet? If not, you must be living in a remote Forest without a cell phone. Let’s try to forget the last few months look forward to April. Business industry is being shut down more and more each day.

Brokerage Account use for our Emergency Funds

Emergencies funds is an important part of our Financial Freedom plans that we have. We want our Money working for us the best it can and still be able to get to some of it that we may need for Emergencies. Money hit under your mattress doesn’t earn anything or even can be worth less next year because of inflation.

No Loans to Family or Friends

Most people probably would say they love and care for their family and friends. Myself I like to solve problems because I don’t like to see anyone suffer. Especially when it is my family or friends. It normally has felt good when I could help them out with loaning people money but then normally those feelings go away and new feelings of pain seem to set in.

Emergency Fund 6 Months of Your Total Expenses

Many people do not have enough money in their bank accounts to pay for a $1,000 car repair bill. I have worked with and talked with so many people that had less than $100 in their checking and savings account. Many had no retirement savings either. I have heard that one out of four people have no emergency savings fund.

Once Debt Free – Stay Debt Free

Once debt free it is important to stay debt free. This is one of the lessons we teach our boys. It is easy to get back into debt if you let yourself once you are debt free. I know this from personal experience. I let myself do this several times until I got tired of the rollercoaster of debt and jumped off.

Budget for Financial Freedom

Some people don’t like to think or talk about their own budget. They may feel like it is work to do or they feel they won’t have anymore fun in life if they start following a budget.

Adult Kids Move Out Plan

Down here in Arizona I have golfed with so many people that had plans on enjoying retirement and playing tons of golf but things happened with their adult kids that they had not planned about.

Goals for Financial Freedom

Setting Financial Goals is the first rule in the Mills Way to Financial Freedom rules that we covered with the boys. The importance of goals is to help us make our dreams happen. You need to write them down to be able to make them happen. Difference between a Dream, Idea, Vision and a Goal is nothing more than writing it down.