The financial media has turned up the volume to match the heightened volatility in the stock market. This volatility is likely the new normal for months, if not years ahead. Use this opportunity to create a new normal in your life, and take charge of your financial destiny.

Keep track of how your spend your money – how money flows through your life, maybe not down to the penny, but at the end of the year, this awareness benefits you in at least three ways. . .

1. It allows you to identify certain expenses that can become added savings.

2. It allows you to redirect certain expenses toward other expenses that bring more meaning to your life.

3. Keeping track of money flow in your life allows you the emotional freedom to direct that mental energy towards your creative self – and a better world.