Excessive Budgeting Will Not Make You Rich

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My grandfather is the most frugal person I know. He always lives on a budget. As long as I can remember, he’s had the same wardrobe. One of his cardigans even has a hole in it. But he refuses to throw it away.

My mother bought him a new cardigan years ago. But he left it unopened in the packaging. The damned vest has to fall apart first; otherwise the OG won’t throw it away.

“This one is perfectly fine,” is his motto. Literally nothing has changed in my grandfather’s house for decades. And he has no problem with it. 

But here’s the thing: Penny pinching, budgeting, and frugal living will not make you rich. It only causes stress.

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How To Deal With Contradicting Advice and Theories

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3 min read

Do you ever get confused when you read articles or books? One person says you should do X, and the other person says you should avoid doing X. Instead, you should do Y! A lot of advice contradicts each other.

It’s no wonder a lot of my readers and people I work with are often confused when they read a lot. One reader recently emailed me this:

“I have searched on the internet but many articles contradict each other. Some articles consider using a mobile phone as healthy because it is good for the brain. While others consider it as unhealthy because of the radiation coming out of it.”

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Is There A Blueprint To Success?

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No. At least, I haven’t found it yet. And I guess the same goes for you. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. These days, I’m seeing more and more people who pretend they have the “blueprint to success.”

And that they can teach others how to become successful writers, artists, investors, entrepreneurs, and so forth. It’s annoying.

The stories are always something like this: “Look at how many views I got! And I made X dollars!” And then, they say, “Get my course on making money online!” What?! You want to show me how to make money? 

Why are these people not just doing it themselves if it works so well? That’s what we think when we see those messages. You can teach skills, but you can’t teach outcomes.

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