April 28th, 2006
All That Heaven Allows full movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America film What’s more important – having a large bank account balance or a healthy positive cash flow each month? I’m sure both are important, but which one should we focus our attention on when budgeting? Should we budget and plan based on money in our bank accounts? If I want a new plasma TV that costs $2,000 and I have $8,300 in my bank account, I could make that purchase stress-free right?
Remember the Titans movie Stick It hd The amount in a bank account is the least important factor when making expenditure decisions. To increase our wealth and achieve independence, the primary factor we need to control, manage and think about is our cash flow. If I’m spending $100 more than I make each month, buying a $2,000 TV is a bad idea, even with $8,300 in the bank. In a negative cash flow situation, that balance will quickly diminish and with it the false sense of security it created.
Too often, we buy something or make a big financial decision based on the amount of money we currently possess and then find ourselves frustrated later on when we realize we aren’t progressing financially. In the words of Robert Kiyosaki
, we’re stuck in the rat race! If we aren’t carefully tracking our monthly in-goes and out-goes we don’t have enough information to make sound financial decisions. The only way to increase our wealth and get out of the race is to manage our cash flows, i.e., spend less than we make and intelligently invest the positive cash flow.
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