May 25, 2019 at 3:43 am #19469
Now, I’m not here to judge and I’m not rich.
But consider this, what is the one thing (most) broke people, and rich people want more of (for various reasons of course)?
That’s right, and why?
So they can get what they ain’t got and because they think that once they get the thing the “bread” will buy, they suppose they’ll have peace of mind, right?
And these days the most accessible way, especially for the poor and underfunded, or the in the worst of cases the already overleveraged, can get there hands on what they want or need or think they need “right now!” is:
But credit makes its owner a bond slave to the creditor, getting rich from the interest.
How much money does the United States owe, and to who? It’s crazy…
And it’s why I said in the title, not to pay off debt.
But instead, don’t have it at all. (Easier said than done, I get it. I should take my own advice…)
If you’ve got the dough, buy “it,” if not, don’t.
That’ll correct the economy and deflate inflation, and put a serious dent in the rate of rapid global warming, just think: since global warming is caused by industry and industry is inflated by debt.
A little “pie in the sky” but it’s true, think about it, it starts with me it starts with you.
(Whatcha gonna do?)
Oh, to die debt free, wouldn’t that be nice (success for modern times)…
May 25, 2019 at 7:08 am #19474
But your average American does not have the financial discipline to do without.
They want “it” (“it” being that shiny plastic pumpkin) and they want it now!
They replace the word “want” with “need.” Like, “I need that big screen TV in my bathroom!”
And they do some amazing mental gymnastics to justify their purchases.
The idea of paying your self first (i.e. savings), then paying the necessities (house payment, car payment, insurance, utilities, etc.), then what is left over is for entertainment has done a 180.
I hear about people who are living paycheck to paycheck, and they are in the middle class. Most, but not all, put themselves in that position by buying the McMansion, the flashy car, the newest iPhone, and all the gadgets they fill their houses with.
And yet they complain.
I know one guy, has a 3000sqft house, and a 1700sqft summer cabin in the mountains. He thinks the summer cabin is cramped! And it is just him!
June 10, 2019 at 5:36 am #19838
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