Sangl says … This is something I wrote over two years ago, and I wanted to republish it today.
Observed today on a sticker – “I know the difference between right and wrong, but I choose to ignore it.”
When it comes to finances, I have learned a lot about what is right and wrong. I hope I do not EVER choose to ignore it!
I have learned that:
- Saving money is right and that spending all of my money is wrong
- Having an emergency fund for emergencies is right and using a credit card for emergencies is wrong
- Giving to worthy causes and individuals is right and not giving at all is dead wrong
- Paying cash for purchases is right and paying on payments is wrong
- Including your spouse in the budgeting process is right and not including them is wrong
- Calling our money “ours” is right and our money “mine” and “yours” is wrong
- Working together as husband and wife toward common financial goals is right and working separately is wrong
- Having medical and life insurance is right and not having this insurance is wrong
- Dealing with one's financial situation is right and just throwing up one's hands and declaring bankruptcy is wrong
- Developing a plan and following it is right and handing one's financial mess over to rip-off credit counseling without changing one's spending behavior is wrong
- Facing one's finances is right and choosing to ignore it is plain wrong
I would love to hear some other truths you have learned as you have dealt with your finances!
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