The Tour
 71 Gems
 12 Goofs 

 Site Map


Special Report: Credit Cards

Site Search:
Google Custom Search

 B. Franklin,

SmartConsumerTips Logo 
Gems of Consumer Wisdom
Health • Safety • Financial Freedom









  Ask Yourself A Few Questions...  

Questions for Financial
and Personal Freedom
Of course, you are the only one who's really qualified to ask the questions and find answers that will lead to a secure and happy financial future! These 17 questions are just meant to get the ball rolling.

For starters, what expenses might now be limiting your financial future?

 Look around you -- what is really worth the money you've put into it and what wasn't?
 As you reflect on your experiences, which provided worthwhile enjoyment and which did not?
 What are others more impressed by -- what you own, or how well you live your life?
 How often do you chase costly and futile desires, as opposed to enjoying life in a free-spirited way?

How might you have been persuaded to make those expenditures?

 When people in your family see advertisements, how often are they convinced by them?
 When you were growing up, how often did your family emphasize things over love?
 How often do you try to keep up with what your friends and neighbors have?

What will take the place of the earn-to-spend cycle?

 Socializing in fun organizations?
 A personal passion that you've put off, for lack of time or money?
 Using the library to check out books, videos and music?
 New experiences that you imagine will bring excitement?
 Family or community activities?
 What would you be happy to own for years and years, instead of using it up in a short while?

How can you save more money?

 Spend less on services and goods, especially those that you couldn't resell for a good price?
 Get rid of past patterns of buying stuff that you don't get much enjoyment from?
 Track all your bills and receipts for a month, and find ways to save money on each of them?
 Drive used cars that cost relatively little, use little fuel, and will lose value more slowly?

(Next Gem: How To Slash Monthly Bills)

 HomeQuick TourThe Tipsheets12 GoofsWeb LogCalendarList of ExpertsSite MapMedia Room
Mission StatementPrivacy PolicyContact InfoDisclaimer and Terms of UseB. Franklin, Printer
© 2007, Consumer Freedom Alliance • 14241 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. #182 • Woodinville, WA • 98072-8564
This site best viewed by IE 5.0 or above, or Firefox 5.0 or above. • A C.O.P.P.A. compliant site.