Ignoring the dangers of impulsive financial decisions can be tempting. You’ve heard the financial advisors’ warnings … Save for emergencies. Save for retirement. Save for large purchases. But if you’re barely getting by, making any real headway can feel as likely as surviving an extinction event. So, if you ever feel like money management is just a big tar pit waiting to suck you in, here’s some inspiration gleaned from three of Hollywood’s most recognized dinosaurs:
If it feels like life is stomping your checkbook, call in reinforcements and create a plan with some serious bite. Find a local financial institution that has your back and can help you knock back the threat and get your finances on safe ground. You don’t need to tough it out on your own.
Remember the Mosasaurus? This giant terrifying dino of the deep lurked silently and unseen below the water’s calm surface, until it attacked. Medical issues, unemployment, and family emergencies don’t always come with advance warning. When facing a financial monster, having cash on hand and solid credit can help you avoid a serious disaster. Start small and start now.
Scientists believe velociraptors were actually more like speedy turkeys, feeding on small prey like lizards and bugs. So, consider becoming a savings velociraptor. Forget about winning the lottery, and go for small, easy savings. Pack a lunch. Pick up a side job. Return cans. Use coupons. Drop unhealthy habits. Park your change in jar. And keep going. You may not get rich, but when a financial challenge comes up, you’ll be that much readier to face it.
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