Home » Finance » Personal Finance

What Are the Natural Stages For Creating Financial Freedom?

Sep 3, 2008
There are typically 6 stages in the development of any endeavour. Successful businesses follow this - and they can easily be converted into personal finance terms. In fact, running your personal finances like a mini business will ensure your way to creating lasting financial freedom.

The stages consist of:

1 Beginning your endeavour
2 Correction of any teething problems
3 Establishing a strong foundation to build upon
4 Reviewing and revising your performance to date
5 Exercising restraint during your first boost of expansion
6 Managing your long-term success

Converted into Personal Finance terms, this includes:

Stage 1 - Planning and establishing goals, budgets, and 'knowing your finances'.
Stage 2 - Identifying your problem areas (for example, spending patterns) and making corrections to your behavioural patterns.
Stage 3 - Start a savings and investments and debt-free program
Stage 4 - Reviewing your performance to date, but still keep economising.
Stage 5 - Reinvest all surplus money back into your investments to create assets that will eventually create your financial freedom.
Stage 6 - Ensuring that you don't go back into any unnecessary debt, and not fall back into bad patterns. Success is now yours to have and to hold!

This is not a new idea - it's been around for centuries, and even more recently, researchers have found other ways to apply these techniques. For example, Dr John Gray said when studying the behavioural patterns of couples, he noticed the same stages of developing a successful relationship, which he later wrote about in his book, "Mars and Venus on a Date".

It has also been proven that if you rush through or skip a stage, you are doomed to failure or at least have to return back to the start again. If your finances never get off the ground, so to speak, then you have to go back to the first 3 stages to lay the right foundations to ensure lasting wealth and financial freedom.

There are different strategies for the different stages. If we apply the right strategies at the right time, creating wealth is effortless. If we are not aware of the stages and break the rules, we can experience financial problems and possibly severe hardship.

What often prevents us from successfully managing money is the ignorance of these important stages. If we apply the right strategies at the right time, creating wealth is effortless.

Understanding these six natural stages provides us with a systematic tool that, firstly, corrects any existing problems and, secondly, accelerates our path to financial freedom.
About the Author
Ann Marosy is an accountant, consultant, and former university lecturer. She was formally a Financial Controller of a Fortune 500 Company, and Finalist of SA Executive Woman of the Year.

Ann is the author of 'The Money Program' book series, which includes managing the stages of wealth creation, formulas for budgeting, debt-free program and investment strategies. Visit: The Home of The Money Program
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 159
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources