It’s really simple, people. Save your money.
Those who get rich have practiced this and can do it without any trouble. They spend less than they’re worth. Just because you have the cash to make some impulse purchase so you can feel good about yourself for 2 hours doesn’t mean you should do it. You know what makes me feel good about myself? Listening to broke people, who earn more money at their jobs than I do, complain about what they can’t afford while I look at my savings account and watch it earn interest.
There is no way to get rich quick. Sure, some have done it, but you’re not one of them. You work a lame ass job, you have no original ideas, you will only dream of being a millionaire/billionaire. Welcome to my world. What do we do in my world? We save our money. You don’t need $200 jeans with rips in them. “Vintage destroyed denim”. Call it what you will, it’s the lamest fad ever and you fell for it.
Try not dining out 5 times a week and give cooking in your own kitchen a shot. You know what impresses a woman more than a fancy restaurant? A guy who can boil water.
You’ve been in credit card debt for 3 years and you bought a new car? Next, please.
“Advertising has these people chasing cars and clothes they don’t need. Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don’t really need.” ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 19
I think advertising has reached such an uncontrollable level of sophisticated subliminal mind control that it’s completely rid us of our grasp on reality. We have no foresight, we only want to live for the moment. The moment will consist of fashionable clothes that will not be fashionable the next season, overpriced automobiles that will only depreciate, brand new gadgets that will be obsolete in a year, and anything else that gives the impression of the American Dream; Endless Wealth, Pseudo Sex-Appeal, and Not a Care in the World.
When the babies are born, the bills come in, and you wasted all your money on worthless crap, maybe then you’ll realize you should’ve saved your money.