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How often think about money?

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How often do you think about money? Is money a stressful part of life?
 
Not as much as I used to. I used to be very poor, now I am doing okay. Its nice to be able to spend $10 or $20 on something frivolous without worrying about it affecting me negatively.
 
Not as much as I used to. I used to be very poor, now I am doing okay. Its nice to be able to spend $10 or $20 on something frivolous without worrying about it affecting me negatively.
My life dynamic has hit this point.

I started out my childhood doing alright -- we weren't rich, but we weren't poor.
We never went without food and we occasionally received goodies.

Then there was my time at a university.
I haven't ever been poorer than that. I learned a lot of interesting habits...

Now that I am comfortable, I still find it difficult not to live like a college student.
In a sense, this is a good thing, I guess. Better than living above my means.
That being said, I also embrace the idea of knowing I could die tomorrow, so I try to purchase things I like whenever I want.
 
Now that I am comfortable, I still find it difficult not to live like a college student.
In a sense, this is a good thing, I guess. Better than living above my means.
Good. This is the proper way of thinking. My father always wanted to live above his means, but his idea of financial responsibility was for him to spend all the money on himself while my mother pays for it and for everything else. Idiot.
 
My life dynamic has hit this point.

I started out my childhood doing alright -- we weren't rich, but we weren't poor.
We never went without food and we occasionally received goodies.

Then there was my time at a university.
I haven't ever been poorer than that. I learned a lot of interesting habits...

Now that I am comfortable, I still find it difficult not to live like a college student.
In a sense, this is a good thing, I guess. Better than living above my means.
That being said, I also embrace the idea of knowing I could die tomorrow, so I try to purchase things I like whenever I want.

Well I suppose you had to suffer a little bit to get to where you are today, which is a good thing. Builds character. :highfive:
Being frugal is a good quality to have but some people can take it overboard.

Good. This is the proper way of thinking. My father always wanted to live above his means, but his idea of financial responsibility was for him to spend all the money on himself while my mother pays for it and for everything else. Idiot.

Sounds like "financial responsibility" wasn't in his thoughts at all by the sounds of it.
 
His mind was always full of alcohol, so there was no room for anything else in there.
 
Well I suppose you had to suffer a little bit to get to where you are today, which is a good thing. Builds character. :highfive:
Being frugal is a good quality to have but some people can take it overboard.
I tend to agree.

Without struggle, I know so many people who take what they have for granted.
Similarly, without a sense of liability, I know a lot of college dropouts who wasted mommy and daddy's money.

That being said, I still tend to live a bit too frugally. Not that it's a terrible thing, but I do take it overboard sometimes.
I'm slowly trying to improve and spend money where it needs to be spent, along with where I want to spend it.
Building memories and owning what you want (within reason) is important to the human experience. I try not to live with too many regrets, even if that means the occasional poor fiscal decision.
 
Not much really since I have plenty to keep me at bay at this time, but I do sometimes think about it after I spend a decent amount on something, thinking I will lead myself closer to debt. I'm also unemployed at the moment, so the only thing I have brought in the cash flow is occasional DoorDashing. I put in three applications recently and got one interview out of the three of them so far.
 

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