One Of The Easiest Ways To Save Money
Little things can make a huge difference. Do 10 or 20 push ups a day and see what happens.
We have certain beliefs that we just accept. We don’t even bother to question them. It is the way things have always been done so we feel that it must be right.
I was listening to a radio show about how difficult it is to change ingrained beliefs even when hard data is staring people right in the face. It was about questioning entrenched medical practices.
And it got me thinking. What do we just accept as absolute truth from an everyday living perspective? What are things we do because that is what everyone else does, so it must be right.
600 years ago the earth was flat. That was accepted. Seems strange doesn’t it?
Today it is accepted to live beyond your means, accumulate a bunch of stuff, have thousands of dollars in debt and have someone raise your kids while you work 45 or more hours each week. Everyone else does it so it must be the right thing to do.
At least 60% of households are one paycheck away from financial trouble. Miss one paycheck and things would be bad. And this is across all income levels.
So despite barely having enough money to pay the bills I bet a lot of these households have something in common.
Want to know how to save money? Cancel your cable. Today.
You are paying for something that is usually not in use. And when it is in use we spend 4 hours a day watching it. People say they just don’t have time for stuff. Think again.
So let’s say that at 70$ per month you spend $840.00 per year on something that takes time away from other more entertaining pursuits and that encourages you to go out and spend more money. (This is the only purpose of television by the way. To sell you stuff)
Multiply the 840.00$ by how many years of life you have left. I’ll say I have 40 years left(hey I hope it’s more but you never know!). That is $33 600.00 for me. What if I invested that 70.00 monthly at 7%. In 40 years, with compound interest, I would have 180,000.00 dollars.
Just cancel your cable. One of the easiest ways to save money.
What I find most interesting is how reluctant people are to do this. They argue about it and rationalize having cable. They can’t make their monthly payments but they will justify that expense.
You have accepted that you absolutely need cable television.
You believe that your life will be somehow meaningless without it.
Here is a newsflash. Your life will be better.You will get more done. You will lose weight. You will go more places. You will experience more.
You know that canceling your cable is the right thing to do.
But I like tv . My kids would kill me.
Of course you like TV. I like it, too. It’s a distraction that creates a fantasy world you can live in, even if for just a little bit. It takes you to a place where dreams can seem real and all our problems go away.
I like beer, but when the beer is gone real life is still waiting for me.
Sit the kids down and go over the numbers with them. And if they want cable, they can pay for it.
Never mind the fact that you can download shows the day after they air or watch them live on the internet.
Life is for living. Not for watching pretend life on a 40 inch screen and wishing your life was like that.
The earth is not flat and you do not need cable television.
Cancel your cable and save money. Life will go on and it will be better.
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