Recently I saw some of a TV show. Rare event, I know! The show was called 2 Broke Girls and it irritated me to no end. Why did I even watch it? I have no idea. I did a little bit of research on the show and those 2 girls will be broke forever. Unfortunately I think their story is not that different to most of ours.
The main gist of the show was these 2 girls live together and are broke. One comes from a broke background, the other was super rich, but her dad was embezzling so went to jail and she ended up broke. They do different stuff each episode to make money for the cupcake business they plan on having.
Each episode something happens which means they end up spending the money, sometimes going backwards, sometimes breaking even. But basically if they budgeted better and instead of spending everything all the time, often on useless junk (for example a picture they paid $500 for. They had just earned that $500 and the picture was bought so they could destroy it to get over a guy!)
I could not believe that someone who apparently has a goal/dream would so frivolously throw away money. I realize it is a TV show, therefore written with the intent to get people to watch it, and 2 financially sensible girls would not be as entertaining one would presume.
What can we learn from this?
If you are not reaching your goals or finances are overwhelming and you seem to be getting nowhere, it might be time to step back and take a look at how you spend money. Do you keep spending every cent you earn? Are you practicing self-discipline and buying only what you need so you can save and get what you really want in the future.
Too often we sacrifice our true desires for what we want now.