Real Life On A Budget

Don’t Buy that Purse!

Can I get an amen?


  • Shari

    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.

  • Mark Myrick

    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! 🙂

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  • Chris

    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

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  • Jared

    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.

  • Ashley

    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!

  • Robin

    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

  • Dee Ann

    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!

  • Hope

    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!

  • Teresa Mac

    Perfect message, thank you for sharing & making it personal!

  • Alison

    Amen, for reals.

  • SUCH a great reminder! Thanks, Rachel.