We’re excited today to kick off our month-long Four Principles of a Debt Free Life Series! Throughout the money of January 2016, we’ll cover each of the four principles we wrote about in 4: The Four Principles of a Debt Free Life. Today we’re talking about the first principle, be money conscious.
4 covers what we learned personally and professionally about getting out of and staying out of debt, after we paid off $51,000 in credit card debt. Each week this month Queer Money will discuss the highlights of each of our four principles and provide you, our listeners and readers, with free tools to help you master each principle.
This week’s free tool is Do You Know How To Be Money Conscious?, which you can get for free here.
Principle One: Be Money Conscious
This principle is uniquely interesting to us because when we wrote 4: The Four Principles of a Debt Free Life, we thought we coined this term. It initially meant to us being clear on how much money we earn, have and spend. It also meant having a basic understanding of the economy and how economic news affects our everyday life.
It wasn’t until after we published 4 that we read Napoleon Hill’s book, Think & Grow Rich. In his book, Hill talks about money consciousness on a metaphysical level. The results on both a practical and metaphysical level produce the same results, as Hill says, “only those who become money conscious ever accumulate great riches.”
Achieving Money Consciousness
David tells a fun, but all too frequent story, about when we were not money conscious and spent over $500 on new clothes just to go dancing one week night for a couple of hours. We share our story of how we achieved money consciousness and its effect on our personal and financial lives.
We discuss several tools to help you become money conscious, including this week’s free tool, Do You Know How To Be Money Conscious? You can download your free copy of Do You Know How To Be Money Conscious? here.
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