3 Financial Things I am Most Thankful For

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Last month, I turned a year younger. I will not tell you exactly how young I am however trust me when I say that I am very very young. But, fret no more Rhea, age is just a number. It is all in the mind and in the height. Hey, I can still pass with an SP fare. Hurray!

With so many things going on with my life right now like getting married, work and my doctorate, sometimes you just feel frustrated and down. But when you reach another age and be in the present and living in the moment, you can’t help but look back and realize that you are still lucky. There are many things that you are actually thankful for.

But since my blog is more on financial literacy and financial journey, it would be apt to list down the three financial things that I am most thankful for.

1. I am most thankful for my financial literacy

I know I was a tad bit late when it comes to financial literacy. I don’t even know this after college and my early years when I was working. I just knew about it when I was already swamped with debt and I realize I have been living paycheck to paycheck. I guess when life hits you, it hits you real hard like a boulder thrown at you rather than a pebble. I often feel inferior of those young individuals who were already doing stock market trading during their teens. I was still studying computer science back then. Some even started their own business in their early 20’s and even became millionaires at a very young age. Yet, better late than never right? I might not be keen on stock market and forex trading but at least I already have a lot of things going on with regards to my personal finance. Not to mention a great plethora of financial information at my fingertips and even great friends who are ready to mentor me.

2. I am most thankful for making savings a habit

I have been saving money since I was very young. I am so glad that my parents instilled such habit even I have no fancy piggy banks back then. Flash forward to today, I am glad that it is already in my system to save and save and save. Because of my saving habit, I was able to put and invest on a handful of businesses. Not to mention, I have also invested in the stock market. Plus, I already have an emergency fund for me and my husband. I am also thankful that my husband has the same finance mechanics as I am. He is also very thrifty and loves savings too. At least we are on the same financial page to begin with. And I am most certain to trickle down the habit to our future kids as well.

3. I am most thankful to be able to provide

As a wife, a daughter, a friend and as a citizen, I am thankful that I can provide. This is after all one of the many essence of having money available at your care. We may not be living luxuriously but at least we are living comfortably. I can provide for our basic needs like shelter, foods and clothes. Knowing this is already rewarding on my part. Plus, knowing the mere fact that you can also provide for other people and most especially being able to give tithes is just gratifying. After all, what good is money if you only use it for yourself.

Every day is a day to be thankful. Being grateful of the blessings you have can make our hearts full and contented. And you will also realize that indeed you have a lot. I do hope you will also share the same value of gratefulness. How about you? What are you most thankful for?

P.S To those doing the 52 Week Money Challenge, it is Week 14 already! Did you deposit the next amount yet?

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