It's fun to set up a bunch of dominoes in a pattern and then push down the first domino.
When the dominoes are clustered together the only force necessary to knock them down is expended on the first domino.
One effort, multiple results.
It's tempting to think of all the things (dominoes to knock down) we must do to get our finances in order.
The best way is to simply start with the most salient budgetary concern and then knock it down.
The momentum from the first domino leads to domino after domino
falling in our favor.
Great "first dominoes" are:
- a clear vision of your ideal future
- paying off a small debt
- saving a few dollars
- planning for a purchase (as opposed to financing it)
- honesty with your spouse
- additional training or education
What is a first domino that could impact the rest of your financial dominoes?