I’m building a habit and I recognize that I will have to work on mindset every single day.
I strive towards frugality because it wasn’t that long ago when I was very financially stressed. I learned my lesson the hard way, and although my friends sometimes give me crap for being “stingy,” I don’t ever want to repeat going through that experience again.
The internet has made shopping a whole lot easier. It means I can sit at home in my pajamas and comparison shop a dozen sites in a half an hour while sipping a cup of tea.
That beats the exhaustion that comes from driving around to a bunch of different stores all day to compare prices and pick up stuff all over town.
There’s a lot of stories out there about people who make six figures, but not much on how exactly to do it.
Or you can find plenty of “get rich quick & easy” advice, encouraging you to take big risks for a big payoff. That’s great, but they neglect to mention all the people who did that and failed. They’re also short on specifics. “Come up with a million dollar business idea!” sounds great, but, um, how.
Feeling shame can affect the way we live our lives, and especially how we spend our money.
It’s a little ironic that the very season that is meant to bring us joy is often accompanied by stress, worry, and anxiety, isn’t it?
That doesn’t have to be the case, though.
I truly do believe that everyone should be a server at least once in their life. It has given me such an appreciation of the job and has made me a better customer because I have an appreciation of what my servers do. While I enjoy the economic benefits of this job, it certainly does not come without its frustrations and “WTF!?” moments.
Looking at the math, he’s absolutely right — my response to spending impulses (hobbies, clothing, electronics…) determines whether I spend my life doggy paddling and gasping for air or become an olympic swimmer.
The mundane choices we make every day reverberate years into the future.
The abundance has led to us being fearful, resentful, greedy, spoiled, unappreciative, entitled, and ultimately unhappy. There’s only one solution to this bizarre and unique 21st-century, 1st-world dilemma: gratitude.
Every single morning, I pull out my little black journal, and I jot down three things that bring me gratitude. It’s simple. It’s practical. And it’s changed my outlook on life.
What matters the most is that you are slowly learning your way around the online business. You are growing more as a person because of the knowledge that you are accumulating.
About 78% of full-time workers are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent poll, even while earning a decent salary. However, since they do not know what exactly they are spending on, most people end up throwing away money that could have been saved.
Based on my quick calculations, if we could save an additional $500 per month from here on out, we could not only lower the amount we need to save to reach FI by $150,000 – $171,000, but also shorten our time period to FI by about 1.5 years of our already aggressive goal of 9-10 years.
I realized that I didn’t want to spend my money on frivolous items that brought no value to my family.
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