Linda Chavey writes about how to change your lifestyle habits in order to eliminate debt.
As I sit here pondering life and all its meaning, I start to wonder why people collect "things".
I have found that collecting "things" or "stuff" can lead to high levels of stress. Questions run through my mind about mindless amounts of stuff like: Where to put all these "things"; buying a bigger house to manage, organize, and store all these "things"; stock-piling bills to pay for these "things"; spending needed dollars on "things" when the money would be much better spent invested for retirement.
This certainly isn't a revelation for me; it is just a thought that entered my mind while wondering why I have "things".
So, the moral to this short story is:
Reduce, reuse, sell, get rid of, simplify, and change of lifestyle will greatly improve a person's quality of life. After all, who wants to go to work and spend several hours working just to buy a Vera Bradley purse. Thinking about that idea, take what you earn per hour (on the average); minus your taxes and get the net hourly rate. Multiply out for a purchase that you really think you want. Are you willing to work that many hours just to have that item? Chances are, in my head, the answer is no.