A Man Is Not A Financial Plan

Today’s lesson: a man is not a financial plan.

I really thought that no one cared.  I thought that it didn’t matter whether or not we met.  Almost 4 years later, I now accept that my initial thoughts were incorrect.  As I continue to speak with women from varying walks of life, I realize more and more that I couldn’t have been further away from the truth.
I started the cashflow club and investment study group Women of Worth (WoW) back in 2010.  After I read the book Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki, WoW was started as a call to action for women.  The call continues to ask women to trust God and to believe in themselves.

Silly things women do for money

Kiyosaki in the earlier section of her book, told a story about an argument that she had with her husband.  She went on to share what an eye opening experience it was for her because it was at this point that she decided that she needed to take charge of her financial matters.
She also shared a list of silly things women do when it comes to money.  Here are a few:
  • we marry for money;
  • we stay in a bad marriage or relationship because we’re afraid we can’t make it financially on our own;
  • we keep quiet to keep the peace;
  • we sell ourselves short;
  • we accept the myth that men are better with money;
  • we feel guilty working extra hours and not being with our kids.
Most of us are guilty of behaving stupidly when it comes to money.  However, it’s never too late to regain our self-esteem, confidence and self-worth.

10 Reasons why a man is not a financial plan

Whether you are married or waiting to land that rich husband, a man is not a financial plan because:
  1. God is our one true source.
  2. His sole responsibility in life isn’t to buy you a big house, a luxury car, take you on exotic trips, buy you the most expensive clothes, etc.
  3. You or him came into the marriage with a mountain of bad debt such as credit card debt.
  4. He has a lot of people to take care of.  For example, his grandparents or his ageing parents.
  5. He could fall ill at any time rendering him unable to work.
  6. He could lose his job – redundancy, get fired or downsized.
  7. You could suddenly find yourself single owing to a divorce or death.
  8. He just doesn’t earn enough because the cost of living is continually increasing.
  9. He’s just not the Prince Charming that you thought he’d be.
  10. He’s not good with money.  During the dating stages of the relationship, he always had money issue – marriage won’t change that.
We love the men in our lives.  We’ll honor our vows to stand by our men through “..good times and bad.  For richer or poorer.  In sickness and in health…”  However, perhaps it’s time to change the formula.
My point is to stress how essential it is to be prepared for whatever might happen.  And to encourage you to tell yourself the truth about who or what you are depending upon for your financial future. – Kim Kiyosaki

Take action now.  Honestly reflect on and answer these questions:
  • What limiting beliefs have been keeping you broke?  
  • Who or what have you been depending on for your financial future?

Dare to believe in the power of you because with God, anything is possible.


One comment to A Man Is Not A Financial Plan

  • Charles  says:

    Hi Kay, Are you working on new blogging or website projects? Your blog is awesome though! See you soon!

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