Now we all know money can’t buy everything. In fact, sometimes money can be more of a hindrance than a help. So, for those who say they never want to be rich because of the headaches and hassles that come with the territory, here is how you make sure to succeed.
Don’t sign up for 401k – Employers who offer 401k will match your contributions up to a certain percentage. This is a sure way to at least double, possibly even triple or more because of stock and bond increases.
Don’t create financial goals – Financial goals can cause stress and confusion. Might as well live for the day and not worry about tomorrow.
Don’t track your spending – Tracking your spending shows you where each dollar goes. It can bring on buyer’s remorse and can cause you to decrease your spending habits.
Don’t clip coupons – Coupon clipping can save a ton of money but can also take some time. Is all that time really worth it?
Don’t live like you are poor – Spend all of the money you earned and enjoy your spoils. You earned it. Now go relax with a drink.
Max out your credit cards – What a concept, using tomorrow’s money to pay for today’s fun. And since tomorrow never comes, the credit card bill won’t either right?
Eat fast food or at restaurants – Let’s face it, food that somebody else prepares tastes so much better than the standard home cooked mean.
Now you may be wondering if I’m crazy for suggesting all of this. Well yes, I am crazy but if you remember the basic fundamentals of how we were all raised, you will understand. It has been engrained in many people since childhood to go on their own path and not follow the norm. Or, simply, do the exact opposite of what people tell you to do. Especially if those people are your parents. So all we need to do is mix the signals of what is the norm and what is being unique and we create success.
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