It may seem like an oxymoron, but being disciplined can bring a tremendous amount of freedom. While we can most likely apply this to every aspect of life, I am talking about your finances.
Advertisers do an excellent job of appealing to our emotions when they market to us. We really can’t go anywhere without being marketed to on some level. It may be on TV, in a magazine, your Facebook homepage, or product placement in a movie. The whole idea is to hook you on some level and convince you that your live would be better in some way and people would like you more if you had (insert product here).
This translates into your own life in the form of constantly feeling the need to have a new car, house, phone, computer gadget, clothes, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against having nice things. I want you t have nice things. But not at the price of sending all of your hard earned income to someone else. We buys things we can’t afford, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t even know. So here we are, living paycheck to paycheck, waiting for later to save for retirement and arriving there broke.
So let’s flip the script. Live within your means and set goals for the future. Save for your retirement so you can arrive there in dignity. Don’t buy something until you save up the cash to do so. Pay off that debt and promise yourself that you won’t dedicate all of your paycheck to a bank or a credit card company, to pay for stuff that will be outdated before you even pay if off.
There is freedom in having money in the bank. Freedom in knowing your retirement is secure and your kids will go to college and not have to mooch off of you. Freedom in directing your paycheck where you want it to go, instead of struggling to pay your lenders.
A little discipline now, breeds freedom later.
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