x-rated financial advice

Was recently reading about ways to save more of the green stuff.

One of said ways included staying home and having secks to save money vs going out to the movies (yes really).

Don’t get me wrong… I have nothing against the horizontal shuffle… but as a way to “fill time” because you’re bored and can’t spend money?

“Hey honey… I’m BORED… let’s get busy.”

No bueno.

Another one:

Go hungry or mooch off your friends and family to save money on groceries.

More:

Go scrounging around in garbage bins for food and clothing (they call it “Freeganism”).

Not only are these things dumb, they’re psychologically dangerous.

They teach you that saving money means making sacrifices. That saving money is at odds with your short-term goals.

That you have to deprive yourself (sacrifice, which means to destroy things you value) to get value out of life… which is inherently contradictory.

Or that you have to become a moocher in order to succeed in life… also a contradiction.

Dear reader, hark unto me, Dr Gluten.

There are 2 ways to think about this whole saving money game: my way, and the wrong way.

What happens when you do things the wrong way?

You end up like the yo-yo dieter.

Deprive-crash-deprive-crash-deprive…

It’s an endless unvirtuous cycle.

What happens when you vaccinate yourself from this disease using Dr.  Gluten’s medicine?

You set priorities and pay yourself first. You think of ways to make intelligent compromises that result in you getting EVERYTHING you want.

And… what happens when THAT happens?

You’ll have to jump on my email list to find out.

So… go do that right now.

David Lewis

This post brought to you by //The Rogue Agent//. David has been a life insurance agent, and worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S., since 2004. Learn more about him and his business, here.