There are many, many, many blogs and vlogs on the internet talking about how to save money, etc. I know that I am swimming in a sea of many. When I first began looking for ways to improve my financial life I, like you, jumped on the internet seeking pearls of wisdom. I didn’t even think about all the nonsense that I would encounter. So, without further ado, here is my list of the 5 worst pieces of advice that I have come across so far.
We all have something that we have purchased that we absolutely love more than anything. So much that we would say that “it is the best purchase I’ve ever made!” I have a few things that I consider to be the best purchases I have ever made. I feel this way because these items added value to my life and I think that each one of these is worth every penny I spent.
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I love shopping at the dollar store. The way I like to save money, of course I do. Here is a list of a few of the most common items I buy from the dollar store. I also buy in large quantity when I go in there to minimize the trips to the store.
Have you heard the expression, “cash is king”? Well of course you have. I happen to disagree with this statement however. You are actually king of your cash. Money is not and should not ever be your boss.
Are we just resigned to repeating are bad choices every day, or can we push through and move forward to produce a more positive experience for ourselves in this life? I believe we can forge new habits but I don’t believe we can do a bad habit overhaul in one day.
I finally reached a point where I decided that I was done. Done living under the stress of financial difficulty. Done with being “owned” by my employer. Done with fear of being fired and losing what I didn’t have in the first place. I made a choice and I started applying for a second job.
Let’s face it, food is a necessary expense. If we don’t eat, eventually we will die. Food though, doesn’t have to be expensive in order for you to survive. I’m not recommending that you buy the cheapest food there is to buy, I’m wanting you to stop overspending for it. Keep in mind that the purpose of food is to fuel your body and to keep you from dying. You need to eat nutrient rich food that will fulfill that purpose.
Stop letting things own you. You own you. You are in control. Stop giving your life away to things. Start living your life.
For so many people, the word BUDGET is the worst word in the English language. It is a taboo word, a bad word. “I don’t need to budget” is one of the biggest lies you tell yourself and others. It is one that will directly affect your quality of life and your activities of daily living. This is something that needs to change for you. I know, change is difficult, but it is far from impossible. You start with a choice. First you choose and commit to your choice then the rest will follow.