Why You Should Learn To Handle Money To Become Successful


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Money and success often go hand-in-hand, even if your dream is selfless you still need something to live on! Here’s why managing money is vital to success!

It doesn’t matter how big you get, or how much money you make—every Career Girl knows that you’ll never be truly successful until you learn how to handle money. Why?


It Gives You Options
Money is a subject that a lot of people shy away from, but the reality is that when you’re managing your money successfully, you’ll have more options. Be it travel, taking time off from a job you hate or taking advantage of new investments, doors open when you have the funds to take advantage of opportunities. Read our article on managing money in your twenties if you need a hand.

Let 50 Cent Be Your Example
“But I could just hire someone to handle my money!” you cry. But not every banker or accountant is rich, and they all get paid a salary to manage your money. Better for you to know what’s going on with your finances so that you don’t have to rely solely on others. Think of it this way: Multi-million sponsorship deals, 21 movie appearances, and 8 million album sales rocketed 50 Cent into fame and riches. But his decent into bankruptcy has been just as swift, due to poor money management. This is a man who most likely had a team of people managing his funds! It’s proof that even a net worth of $155 million can’t help you if you don’t know what your finances are doing. It’s easy if you follow the 50-20-30 rule we wrote about here!

Your goals are only going to get bigger
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a 20-something ambitious badass who’s carving her own course, with goals of her own. Maybe some day you want to own a business, and to do that, you need start-up capital. That’s a great goal! One day hopefully you’ll achieve it—and then what? You’ll want to franchise, expand, and re-invest your profits. All that will take a more complex understanding of how to use your funds. Money management is never going to be separate from your success—so if you’re reaching for bigger and better, you’re going to have to learn how to balance the books, fast. Find out if starting a business is for you and then read one of these four money management books to get clued up!

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Charlotte Bailey


Charlotte Bailey is an freelance writer living in London. Originally from Canada, she's a word nerd, compulsive list-maker, and lover of novels & film.

  • dreamofadventures

    i am a twenty something ambitious badass happy to have found this post =o)


  • Kenzie Kittle

    So happy to have found this post, thanks for sharing!


  • Ebony

    “If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a 20-something ambitious badass who’s carving her own course, with goals of her own….” Made me smile

  • Amy Sewell

    So true! Living below your means and avoiding debt gives you the freedom to pursue your dreams. Getting out of debt and building savings enabled me to leave a job and start my business as a lifestyle expert and TV spokesperson more than 10 years ago. http://www.shopwithstyle.com

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  • Wellwell Girl

    always remind myself to spent my money carefully

  • Michelle | NerdyOrganized.com

    Very true! I got into debt in my early 20s and realized how much of an impact that made on me. I was barely scraping by. Living in Vancouver is expensive, so it was quite scary. I was able to sort out my finances and learned a LOT about managing them properly, and am now able to do things my friends aren’t because I know how to manage money, set priorities and have rainy day “plan Bs” in place when unexpected things happen. It really does give you options. But it’s not about how much money you have, the options come from how you plan around what you have. Great article!

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