Can I get an amen?
Fabulous message! Wish I had heard something like this when I was in my early thirties. I’d probably be in a much different place in my life now.
Wow! This was on point Rachel! I must send this one to my youngest daughter who just got married 7 months ago. Thank you so much in all you do for the younger generation! 🙂
You set an example you made it sound easy on how not to buy something when you really want it I will think about that when some new jordan’s or new shoes come out when i look at the price
I remember as a young married 22-year-old-man when I visited a new in-law’s house for the first time. She had tons of nice home decor and other nice things. Then I found out shortly after that she owed over $10K on a Sears card alone!!! This is how most do it rather than accumulating nice possessions as the years pass.
I have heard about this phenomenon many times before, but it’s still always great to be reminded about that fact!
Yep! I see this a lot with travel, too. “Broke folks” want to vacation as often and expensive as their parents, who saved and invested for decades…. and some of whom are even retired!
And that is the exact reason why I can’t afford them now. I am in my 40’s, but when I was in my 20’s I thought I could afford it, so I bought it & that’s why I am where I am today. Trying to dig out of the hole, but it is so much easier if you never get in it to start with. When I was younger I used to be jealous of what my friends have, but now that I’m older I’m jealous of what they don’t have, no car payments, no credit card debt & no mortgage, those are the things to be jealous about, not the materialistic things that don’t matter.n
I am showing this to my high school class today! We are talking about budgeting and needs versus wants…this is a PERFECT video to show them! Thank you…keep videos like this coming!
Thank you so much Rachel! Like yourself, I’m in my mid-twenties and married, and I battle this often with myself. Even seeing families that are 5-10 years ahead of us with things that I would like to one day have, I have to remind myself that they are older and further along. One day, I too can enjoy these little pleasures. This is such a great reminder!
Perfect message, thank you for sharing & making it personal!
Amen, for reals.
SUCH a great reminder! Thanks, Rachel.