Entitled!

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Amen! Boy, do I believe this one.

As a society we seem to be obsessed with instant gratification whether we can afford it or not. What is that about? I know too many people who are living beyond their means and I don’t get it.

I was raised that you had to earn the money to get what you wanted. Yes, my folks gave me things that I didn’t earn but they didn’t buy things they couldn’t afford.

There are so many Americans these days that are completely ‘underwater’ because they haven’t saved their money. Sad part is, those of us who have will be affected by those who didn’t!

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5 comments on “Entitled!

  1. This sounds like taking responsibility for your own life – what a radical concept! Do you think it will ever catch on?

    P.S. We are nearing retirement with savings that should let us living fairly comfortably. I too am fearful our progressive government will confiscate most of it for its own purposes.

  2. 19traveler51 says:

    Saving for a purchase instead of putting it on a credit card is sometimes a hard lesson to learn. One of my daughters figured it out and lives within her means. The other is in debt up to her eyeballs.

    One of my pet peeves is when the commercial says something like “you will SAVE 50%” or some other comment with “save” in it. When you SPEND money, you are NOT saving it. Advertisers persuade and trick consumers into buying with the lure of saving money. It aggravates me!

  3. lhenson51 says:

    I hear you Dennis Wagnor! I am retired but haven’t started collection SS and am still hoping it is there in 2 years so I can collect it!

    19traveler51 – You are SO right on about advertisers..

    Thank you both for your comments!

  4. Ruby says:

    I am with you completely! I too worry that I will be affected by others who have not been as careful and end up “underwater” finding myself unable to meet my own needs. So many don’t get that strong relationships with others are so much more important and satisfying than any material thing can be.

  5. fiona jackson says:

    Another trend seems to be trying to get other people to pay for you! We know some people whose son got a scholarship that covers most but not all of the expenses for an art boarding school, they did a kickstarter campaign for the rest. Another one of Jim’s former employees did a “Go fund me” campaign to cover his daughter’s deductible, as she has cancer. (He and his wife have an income of over $200,000, couldn’t they offer to pay for the adult daughters expenses, which were $5000?)
    We are trying to teach Ian to budget, and to not buy things that he can’t afford. We pay his tuition, books and housing, he has to pay for any extras! We would never dream of asking people to fund him!

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