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Financial Tips Introduction
The Big Boss emerges from his sanctum and clears his throat. "I
have a big announcement" he proclaims, "you're all getting a big
bonus and an immediate raise -- including you.
But that's not all: Each of you receives a magnificent estate, and
from now on in this company your happiness is paramount!"
Won't happen! Not unless the Big Boss happens to be
The Second Coming. ;^) So let's talk about how you can
achieve a great financial future using more of the CFA's
marvelously helpful and easy tips.
Your "E-State" -- What Is It?
"Didn't you just misspell estate?" you may ask. Well
maybe. But only to make this point: your
"e-state" (really your state of enlightenment or
happiness) has everything to do with the building of your
"estate" (really your degree of financial freedom). And
what's your e-state made up of? It can include
emotions, education, excitement or any way
of enjoying life that you happen to like!
A lot of people think that if they can just make enough good
financial plays, then they'll become wealthy or at least
well-off; and then they can finally take it easy and be
happy. It's better when we turn that thinking on its head,
and realize that freeing our minds to a more positive attitude
will naturally result in a more prosperous and happier
Much of this tipsheet will seem like little more than good common
sense, but that does not mean it should be taken lightly.
It's tempting to overlook fundamental truths and values in a futile
quest for vainglorious goals or futile desires that cannot last.
Almost everyone can find at least three to five ideas here that will
really provide a good financial boost, if pursued in the twin spirits
of self-interest and enthusiasm.
(Next Gem: Your "Big Raise": How To Save Money)