Currently Mumbai & Maharashtra seems to in grip of celebrating the festival of almighty lord of prosperity – Lord Ganesha.
He is considered as the sign of good luck and triumph. Thus, before taking any vital step, related to prosperity, Lord Ganesha is remembered for sure.
4 Fisdoms from Lord Ganesha’s festival…
1. Financial Planning:
Before we get the Lord Ganesha home we need to plan everything right from where to buy the idol to what we want to wear for the occasion, Prasad Preparations for various days, entertaining guests, decoration etc..
Planning ahead gives us sufficient time to look for options and get the best deal..
The same things apply to our life goals too…
2. Involve family
Festivals are a great way for families to connect and bond, family members can divide the work among themselves or they can decide to work together as a team. Involving the children in decorations will instill a sense of belonging and understanding about the festivals.
Similarly, financial planning can help one bond strongly with her/his family.
3. Have a budget
The biggest mistake one can make is not to stick to the budgeted expenditure. If it turns out that we are spending more on one thing then it is important to reduce the amount spent on something else. This way we will still maintain our budget.
Making last minute plans and changes is highly avoidable in any department, including financial planning.
4. Invest as per needs
I personally feel festivals are about gratitude for what we have and not an occasion to display our wealth. So giving into the temptation of having the flashiest decoration or the best idol is avoidable; this not only goes against the ethos of the festival but can also be a financial burden.
So when you go about your preparations don’t get carried away by what is available in the market; rather stick to what you need, same applies for investments.
So here is wishing everyone a happy & healthy Ganpati festival; may the Vighanharta take away all your worries. Have a great celebration with your loved ones.
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