13 Fabulous Things About Being Broke
This post was originally posted in a previous blog that I write but rarely promote publicly. The post itself is definitely worth sharing, though.
September 19, 2013
This is day 17 of being homeless. I’ve really hit my stride now. I often don’t have anything new to report about living in my car unless I risk sounding redundant. I’m excited to say that, for now, I can focus on finances (and not physical survival).
Tomorrow is payday and I have a few windfalls coming at me, too. I plan to pay off $500 in small debts tomorrow and also set aside $1000 for emergency savings, like Dave Ramsey suggests.
Good things about being broke
1.You learn to empathize with people.
- You learn to appreciate people like never before.
- You may find out who your true friends are.
- You discover new places to shop (Aldi’s, Shoppers Food Warehouse!)
- You become humble.
- You become creative and resourceful.
- You develop better survival skills.
- People don’t ask you for loans.
- No one asks to borrow your car. Even if your car is in fair condition, there will be no gas in it.
- Your house isn’t cluttered with useless things that you’ll only use once.
- Your finances are simpler.
- You appreciate the simple things in life ($5 in a birthday card, 50 cents off anything)
- ***(My favorite) You can only get richer.
**At the end of every post, I ask readers to BARK!**
B – Buy! Purchase a Richer With Pets tennis ball set and go play with your furry friend.
A – Act! Complete a RWP spending plan. You may be broke now, but you don’t have to always be.
R – Respond! Leave a comment below. What is another fabulous thing about being temporarily broke?
K – Knowledge-share! Do you know someone who’s having a hard time financially? Maybe this post can pick them up. Share on Twitter and Facebook.