Don’t Worry About What Others Have or What They Think
Welcome to the first post on MoneyRebound.com. I was thinking about writing some sort of mission statement for our opening blog post but if you want to learn a little more about who we are and what Money Rebound is all about, then please look out for our upcoming about us page. For the time being though I just couldn’t wait to get blogging!
Over the past few years since the financial crisis began, many people have seen their finances take a big hit. Whether it’s due to job losses or whether people are just being forced to face up to a debt laden state, cut backs have had to be made by many as their financial circumstances have changed.
A lot of people have finally realised the need for big budgeting changes if they’re ever going to make their Money Rebound and head back toward financial freedom. Initially most of us can deal with the need for change and we’re able to grit our teeth, start budgeting and make the necessary adjustments. As we start to make those changes though, situations often begin to present themselves which suddenly make those changes to our lifestyle seem much more difficult than we at first thought. One big thing that can hinder a needed change in lifestyle is the worry of what others will think and also what they have.
What Others Might Think
If you’ve been struggling with debt and you desperately want to make a Money Rebound, unless you have the option and the time to get out there and increase your income (which we’ll be discussing in future posts), whether you like it or not a temporary drop in living standards is going to have to happen. For some this might be quite hard and it may hurt your pride, don’t let it. Don’t worry about what the neighbours might think when they see you haven’t upgraded your car this year, don’t worry about what your extended family will think when you buy some cheaper presents. It takes a strong person to make the needed changes for a return to financial freedom. Do you remember when you were told as a child that it takes a stronger person to walk away from a bully or fight? It didn’t seem that way to your friends looking on though did it! Well it’s the same with a change of lifestyle. Those around you might not understand or know why you’re doing what you’re doing but don’t let the fear of what they might think stop you. It takes a stronger person to walk away from a life enslaved to debt than it does to carry on with your lifestyle to the point of financial ruin.
What Others Might Have
Although worrying about what others might have may seem similar to worrying about what they might think, it’s actually very different. When you worry about what others have, you’re actually fighting a personal battle with your own desires instead of your pride. We all like to have nice things and it can be a struggle to see those around us buy those things when we can’t afford them. You may start to feel envy toward your friends or even your family, desiring the things they have. Again, don’t let that stop you from making the changes needed to return to financial freedom, you have to be strong. Maybe your friends and family can afford to buy the things you can’t, or maybe they can’t and they’re just creating their own financial mess behind the scenes. If you know that you need to make some changes to rebound your finances, take pride in your new lifestyle and live your own life, not the life of others.
I hope this post gives you an idea of what Money Rebound is going to be about. We simply want to give you the inspiration and information needed to rebound your finances and push on to financial growth. If you’d like to follow us you can do so on Twitter and Facebook using the follow/like buttons in the sidebar to your right, you’ll also find an option there to sign up for future posts by email.
Since it’s a Friday I’d also like to introduce you to a few posts by some friends of mine in the blogosphere for you to enjoy over the weekend, have a great one!
Canadian Budget Binder ~ The Grocery Game Challenge #5 April 29-May 5, 2013- Ignore Your Grocery Flyers!
Reach Financial Independence ~ 7 Ways to Make Money in College
Modest Money ~ 6 Buying Behaviors to Break Now
Frugal Farmer ~ The Frugal Farmer’s Guide to Feeding Your Family for Less
Wise Dollar ~ My Six Thousand Dollar Boat Ride
Monster Piggy Bank ~ Can You Have Too Much Money?
Debt Round Up ~ How A Door-to-Door Salesman Caused Me to Bite
Femme Frugality ~ Saving Money on my Cell Bill