Well, Gypsy Mama-–Five Minute Friday host– is off to the lake for a bit of fun and relaxation and (*gasp*), her vacation site has no internet source so here we are, left without a Five Minute writing prompt.
However, not to worry, like a good mama she is, Lisa-Jo shared: Because your Story Matters… an encouraging post to keep creating while she is away from her desk and to keep life flowing.
Today is Harrison Ford’s birthday. You know the action guy from Indiana Jones and Hans Solo from the Star Wars trilogy movies. Yep, on this day, July 13, 1942, Harrison arrived onto planet earth. It is no biggie, really, just sharing a bit of Hollywood birthday trivia with you.
Raise your hand if you remember this trivia, famous line from Star Wars:
“May the Force be with you.”
Harrison went on further and said:
“The Force is within you.
I find this quote so applicable when it comes to saving money.
Parents, teach your children to save money early in life so when they become the responsible and successful adults you imagined they would be; saving their earned money would be as natural as breathing and not a labored and forced activity.
Therefore, I am taking Mr. Harrison’s advice and leaving you not only bits of trivia but a charming financial tip for the day:
Force yourself to ‘gently’ grab the dollars you earned by the ears and march them straight into your savings account–the minimum is ten percent of what you earned–ignore all the resistance and take no ifs, ands, or buts…force yourself…your future depends on it.
What do you need to ‘grab by the ears’ and force yourself to do?