Opportunity and Impulse: The perfect storm

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ ‘When the going get’s tough, the tough get going…

Some people may read these general life quotes and instantly think, ‘Oh no! Another optimist – RUN!!!’ Well, I say – Yes and No… I’m both and optimist and a realist.

This is a heck of a way to launch a blog and website, right?

Let’s back up for a few seconds. Welcome, thank you for joining us and thank you for staying with us this far. The purpose of this blog is to be a source of valuable information that will help you improve and change your financial situation. Please take a minute to flip of to the About Us page and learn a bit more, I won’t bore you with that here.

Let’s face it, the financial world today is a scary place with over 6 million lost jobs in Canada in a little over a month.

We are stuck at home with nothing to do but worry, get on each others nerves, and worry some more. That doesn’t sound like a very good recipe for lemonade, does it?

Well, lets add some more sugar and talk about impulse and opportunity.

An impulse is a desire to do or change something. We all have them: buying a candy bar at the last minute before you check out, deciding to lose weight because its a new year, buying a new car because the neighbour did.

Opportunity is an event taking place that creates room to improve an area or areas of your life or situation. Some people make opportunities and some people wait for opportunities.

The perfect storm for change is when opportunity and impulse occur at the same time. What better time for opportunity and impulse to converge than moving into a recession. Money is tight, so its a great time to fix or improve your budget.

In this blog, we are going to do more than just talk about your budget though. If you want a short and focused read on fixing your budget as we enter recession, check out our book on Amazon.

What we are going to do here is talk about current events that impact your finances, strategies for savings, tips and tricks to get a better job, ways to earn extra money on the side, and the list really goes on and on. We want this site to be an agent for change and education because money and personal finances are one of the least talked about subjects in the world.

We want to build a community of people that can learn and teach each other good tips and habits because it’s a big world and we don’t know everything. Check out our Community Forums page and ask questions, suggest topics, and leave us feedback. This is for you.

Let’s create the perfect storm together!

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