It turns out that for the most part, we all like shopping – even when we are buying things we don’t actually need. When we are feeling depressed going to the mall on a spending spree can give you a feeling of relief. Although just temporary, it feels good – so much better than having to deal with our problems all of the time.
When we really got serious was when we had our first child, and we didn’t have enough money to fix our car that had broke down on the side of the road. And we had a thousand dollars worth of repairs, which—in the grand scheme of life—is not earth-shattering, but because we did not have it and we had an infant to cart around, we were really concerned. And so what does a person do when they can’t fix their car but they need a vehicle to get to work?
A myth about the people going after financial independence is that they’re all dudes in high paying tech jobs.
Penny defies all those stereotypes. Her and her husband are teachers on the path to financial independence. It’s almost as far from high paid tech bro as you can get! They live simply and cheaply after getting their finances off on the wrong foot. Literally. Penny had a problem buying designer shoes.
Feeling shame can affect the way we live our lives, and especially how we spend our money.
Stick to it, stick to it like glue! Stick to it like a spider on the wall! You really have to make it a priority in your life, and make it something that your life is now about.
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How do you recover from a month of mess ups? If you mess up… you can say, “this is the point where I stop and I’m going to reset.”
Your dedication and thoughtfulness will pay off. You won’t be among the 47% of people who can’t handle a $400 emergency. And when the right spending opportunity comes along at the right time, you’ll be able to make a well-informed, guilt-free purchase that fits perfectly within your budget.