Wouldn’t it be perfect if we didn’t have credit card debt, could live a passionate life, and be generally awesome?
One major focus of mine is paying off debt. I’m no guru, but I have recently changed my strategies and have let go of fear. I have become my own Financial Boss and put the responsibility back where it has belong all along: to me, the Boss.
I’ve done a few things that I want to share:
- Admitted I am severely in debt and need to change that now.
- Opened my mind, let go of fear and adjusted my strategies.
- Stopped useless spending.
But there is one thing that I think is most important of all when paying off debt and it’s really simple:
Use common sense.
I saved nearly $8.50 on one grocery store purchase today using that philosophy alone. Want to know how?
By not buying mixed nuts with a black label that only used the words ‘Premium’ and ‘Deluxe’.
Excuse my sarcasm (not really), but who would buy that, I thought? Then I was mad at Publix for putting an outrageous pricetag on nuts in the slightest, tiniest, bit larger can than the one it sits next too.
Then I thought…
Well, clearly people are buying it! Why?
I just…I can’t.
We all need to be sure to keep our eyes open for ridiculous marketing strategies. It’s us against them. It’s easy to fall prey when we shop. It’s important to know our values and follow through with our dreams and not let silly obstacles get in our way of being who we want to be. It’s important.