With the holiday’s fast approaching, November is a good month to be reminded of our spending habits. As part of gaining a better understanding of our clients, it’s critical that we discover their most important priorities, and “guilt-free spending” comes up repeatedly for the people we help.
For many, it’s hard to break the habit of constantly worrying about saving for college tuition, retirement, home renovations, and everyday expenses. For others, especially with joint bank accounts, there’s often a feeling of being judged for purchases not deemed essential.
Recently, I was helping a new client who couldn’t break the spell because she and her husband had never taken the time to build a proper budget. They didn’t understand how much they needed to save, nor had they discussed what expenses were most important to the other spouse. When we figured out the above and were able to leverage some of our Cordasco Financial Network tools, the focus shifted to enjoying life, as neither spouse had to feel guilty about spending anymore.
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Desiree Reil, Relationship Manager & Financial Advisor