My Dad was right. Anytime I had some extra money he would tell me “put it on your mortgage” so I grudgingly did most of the time, instead of buying a new sofa or taking a trip. He would always take an opportunity to counsel me on wise money management. Now that I am in my 40’s I am thankful for the advice that has gotten me that much closer to being #LifeReady.
When my family was younger and I chose to stay home to raise my kids, times were lean, we sacrificed a lot to make ends meet and didn’t have anything to save. The kids have grown a little, I have gone back to work and have a steady income to add to the family finances. Life is just a bit more comfortable now. I find myself day dreaming about living near the water. I envision early morning sunrises on the dock with a mug of tea in hand, is it possible, could this be our next goal? I wonder what it takes to buy a second home or cottage? How do people do it, could I have a view of the water every day?
I have always been a goal setter, making up my mind and heading for the finish line. The next step for me would be to do the research, talking to the knowledgeable advisers at Manulife about a plan to save a down payment and the steps I would take to making my dream goal a reality.
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This post is sponsored by 360ACCESS on behalf of Manulife. The opinions are my own and my Dad always gives really good advice so I like to share it with you.