Original Article written by Don Blanton, Money Trax
Current Lifestyle for most of us seems to get the bulk of our attention on a day to day basis and, in order to stay on top of things, requires most of our time and money. There always seems to be something that our Current Lifestyle needs or wants that adds pressure to every financial decision we face. If one is not careful, it is easy to allocate too much spending to the concerns of today that we can get caught putting our Future Lifestyle at risk down the road.
WARNING: It is easy to get lulled into thinking that you have time on your side to put your Future Lifestyle concerns in order.
There are so many Current Lifestyle distractions that can divert your focus from your primary mission which is to balance the two opposing positions. Things like finding a solid job, buying a house, buying cars, raising children, sending your kids to college, not to mention the countless casualties that are a result of living. With all we face with our current lifestyle, it is quite easy to lose focus on the fact that one day our Future Lifestyle resources will run dry if we did not put enough money aside along the way.
How are you doing managing both sides?