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Is Your Wallet Attracting Money – or Pushing It Away?
Have you taken notice of your wallet lately? (And when I say wallet, some of us in Australia and the UK also call it ‘purse’!)
How’s it looking? Are you proud to use it? Are you able to find your notes and coins easily?
Or is your wallet a wee bit – or a lot – messy, with a gazillion dog-eared receipts sticking out, money shoved in any which way, coins bulging, credit cards piled in on top of each other, dye wearing off the leather, and broken clasps or zips?
Money is a spiritual essence, and, as with people, it reacts well to tender, loving care. So, the state of your wallet sends money a powerful message. Is your wallet saying ‘don’t bother coming here – there’s nowhere to sit down, and I wouldn’t look after you even if you did come!’? Do you want money to feel really welcome in your life, and to want to hang out with you? If so, then start by creating a sense of calm, orderly respect in your wallet.
Great – but where do I start?
Start is by pulling everything out of your wallet, and throwing out the ‘unnecessary’. That’ll start making you feel better right away!
Then flatten out all of your currency’s notes and place them in your wallet in order of denomination, and have them all face the same way. Try to keep your notes in this order whenever you make a purchase.
Next, take stock of your credit cards, and consider only putting back the ones that you really do use. Store cards might be something you want to ditch, mostly because they could be encouraging you to spend up big! Place the cards neatly in your wallet, each within their own little sleeve.
With coins, I’d recommend only keeping a couple of larger-denomination coins in your wallet, to avoid ‘bulge’. To achieve this, empty surplus coins into a special money tin at the end of each day, and when the tin is full, take it to the bank and deposit the funds into your savings or investment account. You’ll be surprised at how much money you’ve accumulated, and not even missed! You could also consider having a separate coin purse, so that your main wallet doesn’t potentially become ‘disfigured’ by bulging coins.
Now, this is a personal thing, but I’d recommend having a longer-style wallet, where your notes can really be looked after. With a small, foldable wallet, you need to fold notes in half – this squishes the notes somewhat, and creases them. My feeling is that this isn’t giving your money any breathing room, nor is it allowing a lot of room for more to enter. It’s easy for women to find longer-style wallets, but men may have to start a longer-wallet trend!
When your wallet becomes slightly worn, replace it with a good-quality wallet that will last, and that looks beautiful. I recently bought a gorgeous, designer brand, beautiful quality wallet at half price (woohoo!), but you can find attractive, good quality, not-so-ritzy-brand wallets at very reasonable prices. The universe doesn’t really care about labels – it just cares that you want good quality and that you’ll look after it.
That feels better, doesn’t it? Already, your energy has changed. You feel a sense of calm when you open your wallet – it looks great, there’s plenty of room, and everything is in order. Oh, and what’s that? There seem to be more notes in there than before!
If this article has inspired you, and you’re ready to have a whole new relationship with money, you might like to download the free Rich Radiant Real Money-Flow Tracker system. To find it, just click on the link, or on the Freebies tab on this web page. (The money-flow tracker’s instruction booklet will tell you what you can do with all the receipts you pull out of your wallet.)