Treat Financial Fitness Like Physical Fitness To Achieve Your Goals

Treat Financial Fitness Like Physical Fitness to Achieve Your Goals

For many of us, physical fitness and financial fitness are difficult goals. When we're under stress if we can't reach for a cupcake, we at least want to buy ourselves something nice. If you see the skills of financial fitness and physical fitness as being connected, you might find better stress relievers.

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LearnVest explains:

Whether you're overeating or overspending, the gratification that comes from indulging in something that's bad for you can happen in a flash -- and the effects are usually just as fleeting, which is why many people fall into a pattern of repeating the behaviour, packing on pounds and debt in the process.

We've talked about the importance of delaying gratification to control your urges and small habits strengthen your willpower, and both of those come into play here, too.

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