So, just wanted to share this incase you can relate.
Got paid on Saturday, after all my ‘dues’ and bills were paid, had the equivalent of about $80..
Bar, Drinks = $20
Late night tacos after heavy drinking: $5
Herbs & Spices = $10
Misc. cash misplaced (cash I have no idea where I spent it) = $10
This means I have $35 dollars in my pocket to get me through a WHOLE week. Damn… Having no money is NO joke.
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If you only have $80 and you waste $25< on pointless dumb stuff and then misplace another $10 you should take a look at your life. If you think having no money is such a bad thing, why the hell did you make it happen?
$35 for a week isn’t even that bad. Seriously. You could easily get through the week without any trouble with that money. I survived perfectly fine (and healthy) on $7 a week for almost three months. Then I ran out of money and lived without money for another two months, without any problems.
You put yourself in this situation, and then you try to turn it into something horrible which it really isn’t. It isn’t hard to get through a week on 35 dollars.
@emjay Haha… you know they’re always down to provide ice and a container, and that’s really mostly the main component of what makes a bar drink aesthetically pleasing to drink as a bar drink. Everything else you can bring on your own for free and make it happen if you really want to.
You can have all the money you want once you transcend its limitation as a control mechanism. There’s a big difference in working a job you hate to pay for shit you don’t need, and doing what you love and actually helping others and generating financial abundance as a result. I’d like to think I’m on my way to the latter : )
The difference in the first is believing in the power of money (to the point where it literally controls your choices and actions), versus following your passion and letting money and material assistance manifest as a reflection of your acts of giving. I’ve had way too many improbable circumstances turn around last minute and work in my favor, despite the overwhelming odds.
The more skeptical you are of this, the less objective it will seem to you. I’ve seen friends literally turn down blatant synchronicity because they weren’t conscious enough to realize what was actually occurring. Life will always throw you a rope; the trick is to become aware enough to recognize it.
Man, you’re a real McGyver huh?
LOL! Dude, I’ve been cutting back on a few things and have kept my spending under control.
But I like your style… Seems awfully like mine.. Just hustlin on everything to spend less. Shit man, the food even tastes better when you get it without spending a dime.
Ahh, I guess it sounded a lot harsher then I wanted it to..
It sucks having no money, but I have made it happen before like on less than 10 bucks.
I guess I did exaggerate. Sorry.
But hey, the post achieved its objective: All of us here arent that different. We have common situations. That makes me feel good.
@emjay haha. Just save money and if you want anything that isn’t something you NEED then make that extra money by sacrificing something (selling something, working extra, etc) in order to get your cake. Doing this (besides obviously helping control the spending) really shows you what is the true worth of wanted things for you and what you value more or what means little to you. By this kind of investing you won’t feel unhappy about where your money is going. Also, keep in mind larger plans because it puts into perspective what you REALLY wanted to get and helps you get it (for example, the value of 100$ NOT spent on bar tab vs that 100$ spent in a liqor store on a sale day a month later. I mean, alcohol is a horrible example but I mean it sounds like that’s what we have in common, errrrm)
Wow, that’s a lot of entrepeneurship in your reply… But however I have a disadvantage… No biggie, really… IT’S JUST THAT I DONT HAVE A VAGINA!
So I’m gonna have a hard time going on a date every night. But thanks….
And since this topic went waaay of into the love of money.. I will share those 2 cents also.
Money = ”the root of all evil”… This is true.
Money = Do I need it? Yes.
hmm. I get paid about $200 a week. $100 goes to rent each week of the month, about $25 to food. About $30 a week for other bills. $20 a week for weed/alcohol.
That puts me about $25 spending money, and I’m still trying to stop smoking cigarettes, so that could be an extra fund. I also owe my roommate $500 for paying for the first months rent and security to be paid by august, while balancing a debt of near $15,000.
I could care less though. I hate money..although I’m pretty sure I’m getting a 2nd job just to live a little more comfortably. (and especially since I’m the only one in my apartment with a job now. -_-)
@Tony Money is just a concept, an imaginary number and a bunch of paper notes and little pieces of metal. They are incapable of evil and nobody needs them.
The root of evil is ignorance, greed and laziness. Not money. The only thing you need to get is food and water. Not money.
Step out of that haze of illusions.
well tony , put it in the drawer and dont keep it in your pocket if you wanna keep it. in the pocket it will fall out that is sure!!
i just blew 175 euro shopping at the supermarket today. stocked up for the next snow storm hit us.
life is damn expensive but at least you are out having fun!