Financial Reboot

Financial Reboot

One of the major tricks I learned when I was an I.T. dude, was how easy it was to fix problems if you told your customer, “Have you rebooted your system lately?”. I also knew this drove my customers nuts, but it worked most of the time, and they had to then go away, and I usually had a good chuckle.

When I was at the Maundy Thursday service at my Church during Holy Week, it ends with a complete stripping of the alter and the turning off all the lights in the Church, effectively ending the Church year, and then on Easter morning, this is the start of a new year, effectively a spiritual reboot.

Restart Financially?

This strikes me as a useful idea for those who may be stuck in a financial rut, or feel they are drowning in their own financial plans. I am not espousing declaring bankruptcy or walking away from your financial issues (that is the ultimate financial reboot, and should really be a solution of last resort), but I am saying that maybe a reboot in your financial thinking is needed?  Read More…

Replies to this Post

  1. Bo

    They should teach about managing ones finances in school. Maybe as early as elementary. Cut at the root of the problem.

  2. Jaquan M

    Hahaha, when was the last time a system reboot actually fixed a system? The likely problem is spyware infections which can’t be resolved by a simple reboot. I think most times people who dont know how to fix their computer will always try rebooting first.

  3. Aman B

    The problem with the idea of restarting and taking a new look at ones situation is that the underlying problem likely still presists and in time a similar disaster might be just around the corner. A “reboot” is one step but a look in the mirror is the biggest step of them all.

  4. Karter Karns

    One of the last things anyone should ever consider as a financial reboot is to file for bankruptcy. Doing so will destroy your credit, among other things. It’s a fresh start but could put you back several years (at least 5). I’ve been down that road and its not a good thing if you can avoid it.

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