Your heart is racing. Clearly he is communicating something, but is this an act perpetuated on you to satisfy his amusement? Or is he testing the waters, seeing where you stand? Does he have something to offer that could change your life forever?
You’ve been preparing for this type of moment for a while now but a part of you can’t believe what you are about to do. With a twirl of your hair and a sideways nod of your head, you motion for him to join you. Without a moment’s hesitation, he heads in your direction.
What should you say when he arrives? Will others think you are crazy for going after someone you hardly know? You’ve spurned his advances before but could he be the man who will fulfill all your dreams?
“Hello” he says, as he quietly takes a seat next to you. “My names Ben…Benjamin Franklin. I’ve been wondering for some time now if you were ever going to get serious about me. I’ve always just considered you a flirt. Do you really want me this time or should I just go find someone else’s wallet to snuggle into?”
“Yes,” you passionately whisper. “This time I’m ready.”
OK…so that may have been way cheesy. But haven’t we all at some point or another flirted with the idea of getting financially healthy? We winked and nodded at the prospect of doing the right things with our money but never really followed through on it with our whole heart.
So, for all you “money flirts” out there, who may still be confused about your level of commitment, here are some signals that may indicate you are ready for a deeper relationship. If you are experiencing any of these in your life, it may be time to say “I do” to your financial health. You might be ready to be serious about money if you…
Have been scanning the newspaper for coupons.
Recently looked up the definition of “budget” in a dictionary.
Learned what S&P 500 stood for.
Finally have a number in your savings account that legitimately needs a comma.
Are paying off your credit cards bills in full at the end of each month or…
Threw out a credit card offer you received in the mail.
Found pleasure recently in giving to a charitable organization.
Are purchasing the generic Crispy Rice instead of Rice Krispies.
Took the visitor’s tour at Costco or Sam’s Club.
Are working your way through college to avoid incurring student loan debt.
Cook more meals at home and…
Are taking leftovers for lunch the next day.
Cut your land line or…
Are willing to give a TV antenna a shot.
Drove past the 2013 models on your way to the used car lot.
Filled out an application for a second job.
Are teaching your kids about it.
No need to flirt any longer people. If you like it, then why not put a ring on it?
OK, it’s your turn. Be funny…be serious. What are some other signs you are ready to be committed on a deeper level with your money?
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