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Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Resolution: A Positive Cash Flow

Full of New Year's feasting, bleary eyed from watching Bowl games on their new-old T.V. retrieved from their dumpster dive, Wooster and Lodi are once again seated at their favorite park bench.  With the new year lying stretched out before them, full of promise and hope, they are planning their financial future.

"Well, Lodi, it's a brand new year.  Have you made any New Year's resolutions?" Wooster ask his sometimes-business partner and full-time friend.

"As a matter of fact, I have, Wooster."  Lodi flipped through his note pad where he'd been scribbling his thoughts, plans and brain-storms. "My number one resolution is to consume less.  After that enormous meal we rescued from our favorite restaurant's trash last night, I had to let out a notch on my belt."

"For a moment there I thought you meant "consume less" as in products and durable goods.  We've basically got that one down pat.  Everything we use is what someone has tossed out, surely making us poster boys  for next "Earth Day".

"That, too." Lodi returned to his list.  "It's reached the point, though,  where we're going to have to create some cash flow, Wooster.  "This dumpster diving is getting kind of crowded these days.  At some point, there'll be more divers than contributors.  Sorta like Social Security."

"You're right," Wooster agreed.  "Let's make sure our cash flow is 'positive' from now on.  That's why we're in the shape we're in, all our cash flow was 'negative'.  Only the government can sustain a financial strategy like that."

"That's a great plan, Wooster," Lodi said as he added a new line to his New Year's resolution list.  "Then, when the dumpsters get over-crowded, we'll be ready to make our own contributions.  It's beautiful how life comes full-circle - if you have the right plan."

"Plan and execute," Wooster said as he started making notes of his own.  "'Plan your work and work your plan' - that's what my Daddy always said."

"This year, let's make Positive Cash Flow our goal.  I love this time of year...."

Wooster and Lodi returned to work feverishly on their new plan for the new year, with achieving a "Positive Cash Flow" as their shared objective.  All around, shoppers were scurrying to the next after-Christmas, end-of-year, buy-one-get-one-free sale as they cleared out their closets and garages to make room for the new stuff.  The dumpster would be refilled once again.

"Cash Flow"


  1. I think they are right for saying that their cash flow is negative. I guess they need to work harder even more. This is a funny joke, but anyone can get a break from living this point of life. Just live more conveniently and have a positive outlook in life.

    Lenora Morgan

  2. Everyone wants to have a positive cash flow. Be wise in spending your money and be more practical in your life. That would definitely help you build your savings and turn the tides of your fortune to your favor.

    Lauren Edith

  3. Some say that when you start the year right, it will continue all year long. I think it’s also applicable on saving and spending money. If we use our funds and resources well, then definitely the positive cash flow will prolong throughout the entire year. =) I like what Lauren said. I also believe that with a bit of effort, we can turn everything to our favor.

    Parris Moretti

  4. This is a good example of aiming for a positive and better future for you. Saving money and spending less is a good way to start it. Only spend on things that you need every day, and save money for the things you want to buy in the future. This way, you'll know that you’re spending your income the right way, thus giving you a positive cash flow in life.

    Nelson Sottile

  5. This is truly a great mindset for everyone. And this thought will be more effective if we will focus on and apply this everyday of our lives. I mean why wait for the New Year’s Eve or the holiday seasons to come before making a concrete plan? This idea is good, but I believe that we have to do more to make this happen.

    Darcy Grubaugh

  6. Who wouldn't want a positive cash flow? Most of us have dreamt of having a 'the ideal' cash flow. But the main issue is attaining it. You can consider seeking help from financial management experts, so you'll be guided accordingly when it comes to your cash flow. :)

    -Jeanie Yearsley

    1. I agree with Jeanie. The secret to keeping an accurate cash balance in your accounting system is to do today's work today. Hence, you will have the numbers you need - when you actually need them. And if you can't do it on your own, why not try asking for help?

      Winston Sutton