They say that a writer's biggest fear is a blank sheet of paper. Or, in more modern terms, a blank computer screen. Having made my living largely by writing and editing for over 15 years, I can verify that there's some truth to that statement.
But, like so many of our fears, I believe that they diminish in size if you face them head on. I can't point to any scientific reason. Just experience in my own life and listening to what other people have said about their lives.
That's also true of our financial fears. A blank sheet of paper becomes less scary when I put something (anything) on the page. Same thing for our finances.
If you read the papers, watch the news or just hang around the water cooler at work it's almost impossible not to be somewhat fearful about your financial future. Almost every day there seems to be some new headline that could cause concern.
Fortunately we don't have to cower at the foot of some unnamed financial fear. We don't have to stay with a blank sheet of financial paper. We can identify what the threat is, evaluate how serious it is, and take appropriate steps to minimize or eliminate the threat. In part, that's what The Dollar Stretcher is all about. Helping you identify, evaluate and minimize financial threats.
So be of good cheer! Don't look at the headlines the same way. Consider them a tool that you'll use to help identify potential threats to your financial well-being. Tools that will help you know where to stregnthen your defenses.
Write on that blank sheet of paper. Not only will you feel better, but you'll also increase the odds of a successful financial future!
Keep on Stretching those Dollars!