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What about all of the FUN debt gave you?

That is going to sound bizarre or silly, however isn’t *going into* debt a lot enjoyable???! Like, don’t we take pleasure in spending cash on stuff we love – even when it’s solely within the second?

As finance nerds we are inclined to concentrate on how horrible debt is and the way a lot we hate it and so on and so on, however I believe we neglect simply thrilling it may be to purchase stuff too 🙂

I imply, why else would individuals willingly go into debt in the event that they weren’t getting one thing superior in return? Have you learnt anybody who goes out of their means to purchase stuff they HATE?

After all not. That might be ridiculous.

However that’s how we’ve been groomed to assume now! That each one debt is silly and we didn’t get something good out of it!

I used to be reminded of this once I was chatting with The Debt Free Guys not too long ago they usually requested what probably the most bank card debt individuals ever had was… Theirs was $51,000 (!!) and I responded that my max was in all probability across the $2,000 vary. They stated how they want that they had been “extra like me” rising up, and I remarked that they in all probability had a $hit ton extra enjoyable than I did! Lol…

And I assure that’s at the very least 95% true. Particularly on the $50,000 mark!!

Have you learnt how a lot enjoyable bother you will get into with $50k???! All of the whereas I used to be watching my pennies and scraping by as a poor faculty scholar day-after-day?! 

That’s to not say I didn’t have any enjoyable in these days, or that I want I may have switched locations with them – I wouldn’t – however simply that, once more, we are inclined to solely consider the *unhealthy* stuff referring to debt and not one of the perks we as soon as received from it.

Even my smaller $2,000 debt included tons of nice stuff like beers in town, meals out, street journeys and even a part of a model new iBook I received straight out of school! Had I needed to pay with money on the time I wouldn’t have been capable of take pleasure in such candy luxuries. And that wouldn’t have made life pleasing, particularly at the moment in life while you’re simply beginning out within the working world with no penny to your identify…

So whereas debt is “unhealthy” and most of us hate moving into it, the very fact nonetheless stays that at one level we did very a lot take pleasure in indulging in it or else we wouldn’t have accomplished it within the first place. Emergencies and particular circumstances apart, after all. We’re dumb as people, however not that dumb!

I’m undecided why I selected to argue this level as we speak, haha, however perhaps it’ll assist any of you feeling down on your self as if Previous You was a giant fool and you would like you might have accomplished issues in a different way 🙂

Possibly you’ll have figuring out what now, however be glad you awakened while you did and check out to not be so harsh with your self. You had a very good motive again then to tackle the debt, even should you don’t agree with it now!

And the way cool that we even have the *choice* to go after issues we would like without having the cash for it?! Certain it will get us into bother most of the time, however that’s on *US* for misusing it, not the software itself. Just like cash it’s the person that determines whether or not good or unhealthy is finished with it, which additionally means WE HAVE ALL THE POWER within the relationship! And that’s fairly unhealthy ass, proper?!

So get empowered once more and acknowledge the debt for what it’s, but additionally do not forget that at one time you have been an ideal match for one another and thank it for serving its goal 💪

You’re smarter now and can ultimately say goodbye without end, however for now you’re nonetheless in a dedicated relationship so do your finest to co-exist till it’s lastly wiped away… Like your exes, you certain had some nice occasions collectively!

Yours in debt-freedom-but-not-fun-freedom,

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PS: I do know that each one debt isn’t “enjoyable” debt and generally you must pay the payments and there are emergencies and yada yada yada – that’s not the debt I’m speaking about right here. I’m speaking about all of the varieties that gave you “stuff” or experiences in return for slapping ’em on the cardboard… It’s not like we received nothing in return for it!

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