Much like many video games today, you can’t simply start playing and be great.
When you start playing a game like Call of Duty for the first time, you’ll get your ass kicked. That’s how I feel about a lot of personal finance advice.
It’s like you’ve never played football in your life and someone orders you to “FB West Right Slot 372 Y Stick.” (That’s a football play call in the NFL). That’s what I’m talking about.
I’m not proclaiming to be an expert at saving money and living a frugal life. However, it’s possible I have more experience than you and can share things I’ve tried in my own life.
If you’re already adept in your finances, you probably won’t get much out of this guide. However, if you don’t really practice a frugal life, the guide might give you some inspiration.
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We’re all telling you to setup your 401k or sign up for an IRA. But wait, you’re probably thinking: I don’t care about a 401k. I’m struggling to save money and I don’t have money to contribute to my 401k anyway. Help?
This money saving guide will start you at the beginner level
That’s where this guide comes in. When you level up, you’ll progress to our intermediate money saving steps. Finally, you’ll hit the expert stage. That’s where your 401k steps in.
Yes, that’s right – this guide doesn’t utter anything about a 401k or an IRA until the 4th week.
I hope you can learn a thing or two about saving money and living frugally
Saving money is hard. It’s easy to spend a couple dollars here and there by simply living our lives. When we drive to work, we’re tormented by the signs for Starbucks and McDonald’s. They say things like “You’re hungry,” or “You need your morning coffee.”
It’s hard. Trust me. I spend money on things I shouldn’t be spending money on.
However, if you work on saving money and living frugally every day, you can get better. That’s the glory of doing this. There is light at the end of the tunnel. It IS possible to break out of the paycheck to paycheck cycle.
If you try this money saving guide, tell me about it
If you’re willing to try our 31 days of money saving skills, please let us know. If this guide sucks, I want to improve it. Your feedback will be a valuable tool in teaching others how to save money and live frugally.
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