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I used to wonder how people were able to afford the things that they had. I always thought that those who had nice things certainly had to have a lot of money. I realize now that some people actually can’t afford their lifestyle, using credit to build their castle full of belongings on a foundation of sand. Rather than follow my companions further down the road of debt, I have chosen to go the route of the savers – using solid savings techniques to enjoy my life to the fullest, both now and (I hope) in the future. I’ve found that I am now able to have the quality of life that I want simply by capitalizing on some of these perks of being a saver.
I used to be that person. The reason people panic isn’t because the hiccup is overly expensive. It is because they haven’t planned for anything to go wrong. Getting a flat tire shouldn’t cause somebody’s finances to spiral into a tail spin. However, if you haven’t saved enough money in an emergency fund, you don’t have that security to fall back on.
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