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When we tell you that YOU can reach your money goals in 2014, we mean exactly that.
Notice we didn’t say that your parents can reach your money goals or your wealthy best friend can reach your money goals. And we also didn’t say that (brace yourself) the government can reach your money goals.
Nope. We simply said that YOU can reach your money goals this year.
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So what’s the point?
The bottom line when it comes to money is this: Your success and your failure is because of you.
If you invested badly in the stock market, that’s your fault. If you ran up a load of debt on credit cards, that’s your fault.
In the same way, pat yourself on the back if you’ve gotten out of debt, saved up a big emergency fund, and are thinking about your financial future.
The key here is personal responsibility, and the government just can’t help you with that.
If you’re waiting on the folks in Washington D.C. to change your life, then you had better settle in and get comfortable—it’s going to be awhile.
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Remember who you’re dealing with here. These people wouldn’t know a balanced budget if it walked in the room and said, “Hi. I’m a balanced budget.” These people have no idea how to responsibly manage money (your money, by the way).
And you’re waiting on them to make your life better?
That’s not going to work.
It’s up to you to take control of your money this year. The buck, literally, starts and stops with you.