I have several friends/co-workers that always seem to be broke. However, when they talk of the things they spend their money on I'm blown away. Some of these people are so broke days before payday that they don't have money for gas and groceries. At times I feel guilty that I have a savings account with money in it. I feel like I should help them out but, then again it makes me angry that they are so irresponsible.
Ok....sorry, mostly venting but, if anyone has any tips on what to do when days before payday they are complaining about being broke and I know I have money in the bank I would be happy to hear it.
Answer by mom2twobabes at 6:36 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
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Answer by Serafyna at 9:47 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
Many people live beyond their means - most people today live on credit which simply creates more debt. My advise would be to find some great budgeting articles and email them to your friends in these situation. Look at it this way - if you financially help someone who is irresponsible with their money you are only part of the problem and not part of the solution in the long run. Find financial seminars and invite them to go to or simply give them some tips that you have used to make yourself comfortable financially.
I have little to no sympathy for those who choose to make poor choices; granted they are their choices to make - I choose to help them by no helping them financially because one day - they will have to learn. Good for you for being financially stable and noticing things that could wreck your financial bubble. Kudo's!
Answer by tbrooks at 12:23 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
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