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Moms often juggle multiple responsibilities, from managing the household to caring for children and possibly working outside the home.

Introduction to Financial Freedom for Moms

Welcome to the first post in my series, “A Mom’s Guide to Financial Freedom.” This series has been tailored to moms, because we might not be the ones making the most money but we are, often, the ones managing it. This can be stressful and with the increasing costs of things, it can be overwhelming. My aim is to help you take control of your finances and work towards a more secure future for you and your family.

What is Financial Freedom? Financial freedom is the ability to live the life you want without constantly worrying about money. It means having enough savings, investments, and passive income to cover your expenses and achieve your goals, whether that’s traveling, starting a business, or retiring early. If you feel like this is impossible, keep reading. We are going to work towards financial freedom together. 

Why is Financial Freedom Important for Moms? As moms we juggle a lot, we manage the house, we are often the primary caregivers and we hold down jobs. Achieving financial freedom can reduce stress, provide more choices, and create a sense of security for you and your family. It can also allow you afford to outsource certain things, that can make life easier for everyone. 

 

Introduction to Financial Freedom for Moms | Living life with HarassedMom

Getting Started: The first step towards financial freedom is understanding your current financial situation. This was the hardest part for me because we had to get really honest about our debt, what we spend and what we save. You need to take full stock of your income, expenses, assets, and debts. As scary as this may be, be honest and write everything down (even the things you are trying to ignore). This will help you identify areas where you can save money, increase your income, or invest wisely. Knowing your financial status may be scary but once you know exactly where you are financially, you can start moving forward. Trust me, this can actually make you feel less overwhelmed. 

Setting Financial Goals: Next, set clear, achievable financial goals. These could include saving for your children’s education, buying a home, or building a retirement nest egg. Having specific goals will motivate you to take action and make smart financial decisions. Your first goal could be as simple as getting all your debt paid off. You can also create short term goals as well as longer term goals. Set smaller, realistic goals to start with and then as your position improves, set bigger (but still realistic) goals. 

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Creating a Budget: A budget is a crucial tool for managing your finances. It helps you track your income and expenses, identify areas where you can cut back, and ensure that you’re saving enough to reach your goals. When you are setting your budget up, be realistic and include everything. Bank charges can add up, so make sure you keep track of them. By knowing exactly what you are paying for each month will help you to notice any additional debits or changes in amounts. There are many online tools and apps that can help you create and stick to a budget. We use a simple excel spreadsheet. We have a basic budget that I adjust each month depending on what is happening for that month. At the end of the month I record what was actually spent so I can make adjustments for the upcoming month if need be. 

Financial freedom is not just a dream, it is possible but it does take some tough conversations and getting real with what you spend. By taking control of your finances, setting clear goals, and making smart choices, you can work towards a more secure and fulfilling future for you and your family. 

This is the first post in my series, stay tuned for more posts on how you can reach financial freedom. 

Financial Freedom for Moms | Living Life with HarassedMom

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13 Responses

  1. Yes! We all need to have financial freedom as a top priority because not being on top of your finances is stressful. Starting with a budget is crucial. Good read! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This year I am all about meeting my financial goals and building a nest egg…I am so excited about this actually.

  3. I love the idea of tracking the budget to tweak it as you go. That’s a great way to really dial in your spending and saving.

  4. What I love about this introduction is that it’s all small things that you can start doing immediately. Those are the changes that really lead to long-term success.

  5. Thank you for all this information/ tips with us. Very helpful and useful especially for those who are struggling.

  6. Great tips. I think understanding the situation you’re in is imperative as you can’t work out a plan and budget if you don’t know what’s going in and coming out x

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