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Managing your financial life involves dealing with uncertain elements, including market fluctuations, economic challenges and longevity. However, there are ways you can still gain control, such as by managing risks and handling taxes efficiently.


Another crucial component is to understand yourself on a deep level. Here are several questions to ponder:

📌 What does money mean to you? Understand your overriding financial motivation beyond specific goals.

📌 What behavioral mistakes do you make? Identify biases and pitfalls that impact your financial behavior.

📌 What do you value? Examine how you allocate money to understand your true priorities.

📌 What gives your life purpose? Identify your life's purpose to help guide financial decisions and plans for retirement.

📌 If you had five years to live, what would you change about your life? Reflect on what truly matters and prioritize accordingly.

You’ll find it’s not what happens throughout your financial life that has the most impact, but how you react to it. When you gain clarity on your values and financial mindset, you reap greater control over your financial decisions.