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    1. Money Beagle

      January 18th, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      One thing that’s important is to make a choice and understand the trade-off that comes with each choice. If you go out you have fun but you have less money. If you don’t you have more money but you’ll miss friends. When you start realizing that you have to pick one or the other, you’ll get out of that mentality of trying to have it both ways. Which just isn’t possible for most people that have to find a way to live within their means.

    2. Stefanie

      January 18th, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Hmmm, while trade offs are ALWAYS important to consider, I’m not sure I buy the idea that you can’t have it both ways (if you’re willing to spend some time and effort getting creative that is). For example, hosting potlucks to spend time with friends, renting out your own space while you travel to cover the entire cost of your vacation, etc. That said, you’re right that when it comes to spending, every dollar you spend on something is a dollar you can’t spend on something else, and it’s important to consider that before making any purchase.

    3. Lisa

      January 21st, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Connecting the dots between your financial goals and your reasons for setting the goals is ESSENTIAL in keeping your motivation up! Totally agree! Once that piece is figured out, the rest is pretty simple.

    4. Stefanie

      January 24th, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Exactly. Once that motivation and focus on the thing you really want is set, the follow through becomes MUCH easier.

    5. Fabi I

      January 29th, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you for your great article! In my opinion, the problem is that many people don’t have long-term goals. A long-term goal can be for example a nice house big car or a lifestyle. But without the long-term goal, many people only see the disadvantages in saving money.
      I hope some minds get changed with your article! 🙂
      Best regards,
      Fabi

    6. SB@OCAAT

      May 3rd, 2017 at 6:47 am

      Yes, it’s always important to determine what you can control and what you can’t. Determining your budget is important for matching up to your desired lifestyle. Make a list of your regular monthly expenses and pit them against your income sources. it will help you underline expenses that you may do without.

    7. sagar nandwani

      July 31st, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Interesting introduction to your concept of a luxurious life.

    8. Sagar Nandwani

      September 27th, 2017 at 3:53 am

      I love your article It’s so TRUE! I don’t have millions in the bank but everything I by or places I go to, I try to go to the nicest most luxurious looking places. And sometimes it’s free to get in. I’d rather be rocking a designer purse than a cheap one because for one it will last me longer and two, it looks nicer. I completely agree with you on always looking like money. People treat you way better when you’re well taken care of then if you were looking all scrubby all the time. And it is all about the quality of things not just material things. Positivity is the best! Thank you for writing this article.

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