Boris Johnson still planning to step down in 2016
Johnson wants to avoid overstaying his welcome and wants to yield to new perspectives.
08:36 11 July 2013
Many times we like to stick with what is familiar, a point that Boris Johnson has made, and recently reinforced by saying that fresh perspectives can be beneficial. He still intends to step down in 2016 but also knows that there are so many things he wanted to accomplish that he won’t be able to. Though he still has ideas, he wants to make sure that he doesn’t do the same thing for too long.
Likewise in our financial matters we tend to stick with what is safe, and we do things the same way. It’s difficult to alter perspectives without outside or unbiased guidance. Here are a few ideas to help you think more creatively about your financial matters.
- Write it down—no matter what aspect of your finances you’re investigating, try writing it down. If you want a table, graph, pie chart, list, or paragraph you can create it. Seeing your financial matters in black and white can help highlight weak areas as well as strong areas.
- Look for duplicates—if you are your financial matters with the hopes of reducing expenses, take a few moments to really analyze your expenses and find out if you’re duplicating costs. You might be able to combine a phone an internet bill, or take advantage of renewable energy sources for both short-term and long-term benefits. If you have more than one cellular line, check for ways to reduce the bill either by combining lines or by using a cheaper carrier.
- Seek advice—your friends and relatives may be full of financial wisdom that you can tap into. They may also have been through similar situations and can offer helpful hints to guide you through your financial matters without the hurdles they experienced. You can also contact independent financial advisors if you need specific financial guidance for subjects like retirement.