If you believe that a task is impossible, then you’re probably going to fail at it, that is if you even get started in the first place. After all, what’s the point in wasting your time and resources on something that isn’t achievable?
|Ben Franklin’s adaption of a Chinese proverb|
How much better off would you be right now if you’d been taught the basics of personal finance as a kid? Would you have more cash saved up right now? Would you be financially independent already?
I know that I’d be much better off had someone taught me the basics of money; you probably would be as well. We would have been able to avoid making certain mistakes (or at the very least, we would have made fewer mistakes), you would have started investing earlier in your life, and generally speaking you would know more today because of the head start you got as a kid.
Life’s too short.The phrase has many interpretations, but generally speaking it means that we shouldn’t waste our time on unimportant, trivial nonsense. No arguments here. In fact, I’ll reiterate that general sentiment for the official record:
“Don’t waste your precious time (or your money) on crap.” — Ty
But what if life ain’t so grand?
I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that for too many people life feels too long, too often. Consider the following examples of when life might feel anything but short:
Spend less money than you make. No kidding, right? The idea is so simple that it’s actually funny that it needs to be said at all.
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