Every time I go the gym, I see the sign ‘Welcome to the Front line’, it is pretty clear that as you enter the doors you are there for a purpose, to lift weights, exercise and get fit.
But….. what is the front line for our finances? What needs to happen to give us the same feeling of financial purpose? To exercise our financial muscles and take a long hard look at where we are now and where we want to go?
I was at a network event recently, and a financial planner made a really interesting point. Kiwi’s (New Zealanders) are high up the ladder in financial literacy, in other words we know what we should be doing. But we are way down the ladder in taking action and implementing compared to other countries.
Why is this?
Do we simply not care about our financial position?
Does it take some sort of life event (either good or bad) to make us take a long hard look at ourselves?
Or are we all quite happy to meander along letting our finances rule us rather than the other way round?
I am really interested to find out your thoughts on the subject, so please leave a comment about where your financial front line is.