Friday, May 12, 2006
Spring cleaning: Keeping track of your investments
Do you keep track of your investments? I don't just mean your financial investments like your registered savings plans or your IRA or savings accounts. If you are like me, you invest more than money. You invest time in activities and people. You invest money - or so you may say, in activities, learning, stuff like cars, house, study, fun, and a myriad of other things.
Hopefully, your financial investments are bearing fruits and growing. What about your other investments? Are they bearing fruits or do they end up being just expenses? Nothing wrong with expenses like a great hair cut or a well planned holiday but are you getting benefits of where you "invest" yourself, your time and your money or do you find yourself pouring resources in a bottomless pit?
Are there areas of your life that could benefit from more investments? Finishing your degree? Taking a specialized course to advance your career, going in therapy to heal the past, buying sport equipment and playing outside more?
As you do some spring cleaning - whether it's your closet, your windows or your car (my three priorities), take some time to review and revise all your life's investments.
Have a great weekend
Marguerite Tennier, M.A.