How to Make Smart Financial Decisions During the Government ShutdownSubmitted by WWK Wealth Advisors on October 1st, 2013
Most likely, the government shut down will have little to no long-term impact on your family's financial future. Yes, it is a horrible display of poor governance. You and I should let our representatives know our views (here) but leave it at that. It is out of your control. Meanwhile you have much more control over your financial wellbeing then you may think.
The media will create anxiousness about the situation. Don't fall for it. These days, most people live in a constant state of anxiousness due to overexposure to hyped "news" that they have little to know control over. Being anxious is a horrible state of mind to be in when making financial decisions.
ANXIOUSNESS = BAD DECISIONS
You and your family are important. Focus your time and energy inward. Know your priorities and structure your financial life around them. Have checkpoints scheduled to reassess what you care about and your progress towards them. Here's how it looks.
Don't let the over-hyped news of the day distract you from making all the little decisions that lead to building a great life. Send us a note and we'll show you how.
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