Someone in our neighborhood is getting a new house. Oh how excited they must be! The lot has been vacant for years so it’s been neat to see the changes that are being made daily.

I’m always amazed at how quickly houses are built, aren’t you? One day they’re working on the foundation and just a few days later they’ll be laying brick. I’m sure you know that a foundation is the most important part of building a house – get that wrong and you could have nightmares down the road.

As I think about the foundation of a house I can’t help but compare it to our finances. No matter what stage of life you are in, it’s important to have a good, solid financial foundation. If your dream is to send a child through college in a few years, you should probably start saving now. If you want to go to Australia someday, you should probably start paying off some of those bills so that you’ll have the money for that wonderful trip.

Think about where you want to be 1, 5, even 10 years from now. How can you begin to build a solid foundation to get there? You’re the only thing that’s keeping you from your dreams.

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Thrifty T