I think the biggest hangup for a lot of people when it comes to living on a budget or working toward paying off debt is that they really want to keep enjoying their lives. You only live once after all. I totally understand this stress. You don’t want to live a crazy frugal life, put all your money toward debt and then die without really seeing or doing the fun things you wanted to. So how do you live debt free, save for the future and still enjoy the one life you get to live? AKA the YOLO life.
I used to spend way too much time obsessing about my looks. Honestly, I spent most of my life believing that if I didn’t stay young and attractive then I wouldn’t have much else to offer the world. Sad, huh? Unfortunately, I am not the only one who has carried around this kind of thinking. In fact, in 2012, Time estimated that over 6 billion Botox injections had occurred! Yikes! The crazy part is I’ve recently learned that this fear of growing old was actually keeping me poor. Not because I spent money on costly procedures to enhance my beauty and/or keep me thin. It actually goes a lot deeper than that.
It seems these days most people are living to retire. They strategically plan for it, save money, invest and try to retire early. Well, as surprising as it may sound, there is a seriously important reason why you should reconsider retirement; and maybe why you should never retire at all. If you have ever struggled finding a reason for why you should wake up in the morning; I have the answer.