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From a young age, my abuelita (grandma) and mom drove home the importance of empowering myself financially. They didn’t want me to feel uncomfortable around money but rather wanted me to be pro-active when it came to making money decisions and understand what it meant to be financially stable. After all, us latinas are go-getters and pretty independent. 😉
Because of this, I learned very quickly to value money and never spend outside my means. It’s tricky talking about money but as women, I think it’s important to let go of that stigma and feel secure, but more importantly, in control of our financial standing not controlled. A lot of times these conversations are geared toward men so today I want to chat about 3 ways to empower yourself financially so that you can feel comfortable and knowledgeable about finances and your future.
It’s so easy to look up financial gurus online, read books, or speak to an advisor so you can understand what you need to do to get ahead. I know it might not sound like the most appealing thing but I’ve found podcasts work best. I’ll listen to a few while I’m doing things around the house or while driving so I feel like I make the most of my spare time. Some of our financial setbacks come from simply not knowing so educate yourself, take notes, and set a plan into action.
I grew up with a can-do attitude that my abuelita and mom taught me and this means we strive to do everything ourselves. When it comes to saving money this little trait goes a long way! Instead of paying others to do things for you, learn about DIY self-care things you can do and empower yourself not only financially but in general life.
One DIY self-care task is learning how to change your own oil with Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ Full Synthetic Motor Oil, a low price great value option. I purchased the 5 qt version at Walmart on rollback for a great everyday low price of $20.24. Not only will you have the peace of mind of having your car well maintained with quality oil products, but you won’t have to rely on anyone to do the upkeep for you.
If DIY isn’t for you, the in-store Walmart Auto Center is both accessible and a great value. They’ll save you time and energy with their $19.88 Pit Crew Oil change.
Learn From Your Past Financial Mistakes
Nobody likes admitting they did something wrong – especially when it comes to money mistakes. But in this case, it’s very important to look at how much you spend and where you spend it. This is going to also change your relationship with money and make you more aware of where you’re overspending so you can re-allocate funds. Simple, everyday things like learning how to change your own oil will save you money in the long run and help you plan for a better future.
I’d love to hear any tips or tricks that changed the way you view money and how you’ve gained financial empowerment!?
Happy Friday my loves!