“Whatever you do, don’t become complacent to your surroundings.”
That was a warning that we all received prior to being deployed to Iraq in 2005.
We heard it from our pre-deployment trainers. We heard it from our higher ranking officers. We even heard it from our family.
Don’t become complacent to your surroundings.
The second part of that warning that often went unspoken – but was clearly understood – was “because if you do, that’s when the enemy will get you.”
Becoming complacent is sometimes too easy. You get comfortable. You get into a routine. You think that it can never happen to you.
When you reach that state, that’s when you’re the most vulnerable. I’ve been a financial planner for over 10 years and I see this in people’s financial lives.
They become completely financially complacent jeopardizing any hope of having financial stability and achieving success.
The good news is that often times there are little things that can be done to get them fixed.
Here are the five most common financially complacent things I see people do and how to fix them.