With topics ranging on everything from love to education, the wise words of others seem to provide a perspective in our lives that we may otherwise not consider. To help you achieve your financial aspirations this year, Alpine Bank would like to share some words of encouragement that we hold dear, to help you along the way on your journey to financial success.
“Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life… You make it.” -Thomas S. Monson
An encouraging reminder, this quote tells us that the emergency fund, retirement plan, and vacation fund are all worth the effort. Although the chances of being offered a free all-inclusive vacation to Mexico are slim, WE can make it happen for ourselves and our loved ones.
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” -Weil
This quote can be applied to both personal and business relationships. The more time you invest in a person, the more value they hold. Whether it’s taking the time to answer customer questions, making it to your child’s basketball game, or simply being willing to pick up a phone call from a frazzled friend, giving someone your time is the ultimate connection to others. If you’re looking to improve a relationship, budget, or business, investing your time is the best place to start.
“If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.” -Steve Jobs
Whether you’re working on restructuring your personal finances or trying to determine your most profitable product, the first step in finding a remedy is identifying the ailment. In the example of a budget, knowing what you’re spending, earning, and saving offers a visual into potential issues, so you can further adjust those efforts into a constructed monthly plan. By speaking with others, and getting all the cards on the table, you can ensure that that problem is first made clear before the appropriate solution is determined.
“Never be afraid to try. Remember, amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic.” -Unknown
The worst action you can take is no action at all. No matter what challenge you are facing, always remember that the failure to act is the only true defeat. If you’re looking to start saving for retirement, expand your business, or tackle your debt, the first thing you have to do is start. No matter how you start, the biggest obstacle of your task will be committing to your end objective. At Alpine Bank, we want to help you succeed in both your personal and financial life. If you need a helping hand with your next venture, stop by our nearest office, and we’d be happy to lend an ear.