JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast-What to do with a financial windfall

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Highlights of today’s show:

  • Why comparing others’ situations to ours is not productive
  • What are financial windfalls?
  • We can get anxious when getting a large sum of money
  • Our first thought is to spend, spend, spend
  • Also need to do other things besides spending

Ever receive a large sum of money that was unexpected? Maybe an inheritance, a bonus at work, or even an insurance settlement.  It’s funny; I’ve seen it time and time again where we have a plan with our money and we know where it is going each month. But when we get a financial windfall we get anxious and feel we have to spend it on things immediately. In the end  we have nothing to show for it.

Today on the show we discuss what to do with a financial windfall. It is important to enjoy your money and spend it on things you want, but it is also important for you to have a plan with it and do other things with the money such as give, invest, and save for your future. Spending $10,000 in a few months might feel good in the moment, but if you instead save some of that money as well, over time that investment can become the gift that keeps on giving.

Overall, it’s important to be balanced in what you do with a financial windfall and have a plan with your money, just like any other money you would earn monthly. Because if you don’t, often times it will all be gone and you will have wondered where it all went.

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If you have any comments, questions, or ideas for future shows you can send them to me and I will integrate them into a future show. There are two ways to get in touch with me:

1.) Email me at JWFinancialcoaching@gmail.com – Please put “podcast” in the subject line and keep your questions brief so they are readable on air.

2.) Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Please fill out your name, email, where you are from, the subject line, and your question/comment/suggestion and we will read it on air.

You can find prior editions of the podcast at the podcast archive page


About Jon White

Giving people hope and seeing them win with their finances is something I have a strong passion for. Because of this passion I started JW’s Financial Coaching in the summer of 2010. Financial coaching has allowed me to combine my passions of finances, teaching, and helping others by helping people get on the right track financially. I'm interested in hearing your story so please do not hesitate to interact with me through social media.
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