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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Can Money Really Bring You True Happiness?


What can bring you true happiness?
What even is true happiness?
Is true happiness any different from just happiness?
True happiness is not just happiness based on your circumstances in that moment.
Like the happiness you feel when things are going well in your lives.
That happy feeling you get when you fall in love with that special someone.
Or the happiness you feel when you have a job that you love and pay’s well.
Even the happiness you feel when you buy that new pair of shoes!
This is the type of happiness that is conditional and based on your circumstances.
True happiness however is the inner well-being you have all the time, or at least most of the time in all circumstances.

The type of happiness that is not based on your current situation. It is the type of happiness where you feel a deep sense of gratitude for all things and not just your current circumstances.
So the next time someone tells you that the secret to true happiness is money, remember that this is not completely true. Yes money can bring you happiness, but money itself cannot bring you true happiness! However taking control of your finances can give you that inner peace and bring you true happiness.

Here is how you can reach that feeling of true happiness when it comes to your financial security;

~ Firstly you need to know where you are with your current financial situation and where you want to be in the future.  You will also need to know how to reach that goal and to do this you need to start by taking a look at your current financial situation and start putting plans in place to enable you to achieve your future goals.

~ Secondly you need to think about what financial security means to you and how you are going to reach it.  Your goal needs to be realistic so that you can work towards achieving it.  If you have kids and your goal is to see them going to college in the future and you being able to pay for it you will need to start saving toward that.  If your goal is to retire at 65 again you will need to start saving so that is an achievable goal for you.

~ As well as taking steps towards ensuring that you meet your goals equally as important is taking steps to prepare for life’s uncertainties that can so easily come your way, those situations that you can face that can so easily take away those feelings of true happiness.  It is vital that when you are planning for your future financial security that you also prepare for any worst case scenarios that may come your way, you need to make sure that you take steps to protect your family if you are faced with an accident, an illness or even death.

~ Lastly looking to towards your future should be done sooner rather than later.  It is important to prepare for survivorship planning, long term care and leaving a legacy for your loved ones.

 By taking this type of action you are going to find the kind of financial security that will lead you to true happiness.  Even though over time there will be shifts and changes that will need to be made to your plan by at least having a plan in place you are increasing your chances of reaching your goals on your time schedule and with the inner peace and true happiness knowing that you have a plan for future financial security.

Karla uses an integrated approach to build plans around your individual circumstance, your goals, and your income needs: financial solutions that make sense to you. Karla can use her experiences and financial expertise to educate you. She will ensure that you have all the necessary information and give you simple explanations so that you know exactly what needs to take place before the inevitable strikes your family. 

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