8. Stop Trying to Live Like You’re Rich
You’ve probably heard this a thousand times but it’s important to live below your means if you want to get out of the paycheck to paycheck trap.
Unfortunately, living below your means can be a foreign concept if you were taught to constantly “treat yourself”.
Reward yourself when your financial foundation is taken care of, not when you’re trying to escape financial misery. Always remember that having money in your account does not mean that you can afford whatever it is you want.
9. Use Your Paycheck Build Your Freedom Fund
Similar to an emergency fund, a freedom fund gives you the cushion to never feel stuck or disrespected in your career.
You’ll never have to work a job out of desperation. You’ll be able to work jobs that give you a sense of dignity and allow you to bring your gifts to the table.
Build your freedom fund with enough money that allows you to sleep peacefully at night and live in harmony.
Contribute to this account as often as you can so that you can have enough money to thrive in moments of uncertainty or transformation.
10. Work With A Coach
You go to a doctor when you’re sick, right? You seek out the best lawyers when you have legal troubles, right? Why not seek out a financial coach to help you get your money right?