Regrets. When it comes to our money, we’ve all had a few. It’s part of our human condition. We’re imperfect. We make mistakes. But, on the bright side, we have the capacity to learn and to get better, to kiss and make up.
It’s like that with our spouses, our food and, yes, our money. We have relationships with all of them. We have ups and downs, laughter and tears, small victories and little defeats. We also have ways to make the relationship good when it’s not.
One way is to make the first move. To apologise, reconcile. To say, “let’s start over.”
Imagine if your money did that. Imagine if it said, “remember how great you felt when you got your first salary? Remember how you thought about all the possibilities and things you could do? I want it to be like that again.” You’d probably put your arms around money and give it a hug.
What would happen next in a relationship? You’d probably sit down and get real. Have an open, honest heart to heart. You’d look at where you’ve been, where you are and where you want to go. You’d find ways to work better together.
Imagine if you could do that with your money.
Imagine if you could keep learning new things about it. If you could have a bigger, better understanding of it all. If you could see exactly what you have in front of you.
Imagine if you knew your money more intimately. Where it was going. What you were spending, and wanted to spend, and had to spend.
Imagine if your relationship was less complicated. If hard work was done for you. If you could find out anything you wanted to know about it, easily.
And imagine if your money wanted the best for you. Wanted to be there for you, together with you, now and in future.
That sounds like a pretty good relationship. It sounds like the way things should be. And we think it’s the way things can be.
That’s what we’re trying to do here at 22seven. We’ve found some pretty good ways to help a lot of people #startover with their money, and we’ll keep finding more.