-What do you think?
With the advent of the internet there are so so many sites, blogs and people that offer advise on virtually every subject, more than ever before.
It can be difficult to sort out what’s good advice and what’s not, and it’s critical that you think for yourself.
You should always think for yourself and never blindly follow! Here are five ways to do just that:
1.Ask yourself, “Does it make sense?” If so, why? Could you explain it to someone else?
Never take something on faith because it sounds good. Make sure you understand the why. If you don’t, dig deeper.
2. Ask yourself, “Where is the information coming from?”
You wouldn’t take financial advice from someone who is always asking for money right? Always pause and consider where the information is coming from. There’s a good chance it could be biased.
3. Always cross reference!
Always check with multiple sources to verify that the information is valid. Chances are good that if you hear the same advice or information from multiple sources you can trust it.
4. Ask yourself, how does it apply to your situation?
Remember that what’s good for the goose is not always good for the gander. Lol. There’s lots of good advice that’s not so good when you don’t consider context. For example, it doesn’t make sense to max out your retirement contributions if you are carrying high interest debt.
5. Remember to listen to your own intuition!
Even when you find some information or receive advice that makes since, if you feel in your heart that something’s not quite right about it, don’t accept it. That gut feeling you get is real and it’s there for a reason. Always follow your intuition!
Bring it all together:
Whenever you consider advice or new information, remember to think critically and think for yourself! No one knows your situation better than you do!
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