Episode 8: Lifestyle Creep
When your earnings increase, your savings should too, but many people opt for increased discretionary spending instead.Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA®
For this week’s challenge, I want you to think back to the last time you received a pay increase. Did you immediately rework your monthly budget to allocate more of your income to savings? Or, like many people tend to do, did you use your increased income to do something like lease a nicer car or purchase a larger home? If your answer is the latter – increased spending – you may be a victim of Lifestyle Creep. Don't forget to visit https://flourishfinanciallychallenge.com to login and track your progress. Complete fifty challenges and you will receive a free hardcover copy of Kathy Longo's book, Flourish Financially, as well as a customized Amazon Echo Dot. For more information about Kathy, her firm, and the great things they are doing for people like you, visit www.flourishwealthmanagement.com Don't forget to leave a review on our Alexa skill and keep Flourishing!
About the Author
Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA®
Kathy Longo brings over 25 years of expertise and experience to Flourish Wealth Management. Kathy is wholly dedicated to improving the life of each client and finds joy in making complex matters simple and easy to understand. She excels at asking the right questions, uncovering new possibilities and implementing the most advantageous strategies for success. Playing such a pivotal role in her clients’ lives remains an honor and a privilege. After earning a degree in Financial Planning and Counseling from Purdue University, she began her career at a small firm in Palatine, Illinois where she worked directly with clients while learning to build a viable, client-centric business. Over the years, she gained extensive knowledge and wisdom working as a wealth manager, financial planner, firm manager and business owner at notable, various sized companies in both Chicago and Minneapolis.