How Much Money Have I Wasted?

Have any of you out there every stopped and really thought about exactly what you spend your money on? Let’s all take a minute and think about the last month of our lives. Let’s think about how much money we make and how much our bills run us every month and then think about how much money is left over. Now think about how much money you have laying around this month to do the responsible thing and head straight to your bank to make a lovely and grown up deposit, watching your massive savings grow by the month…

Please someone let me know that I am not┬áthe only one who gets a massive panic attack at this thought…

Most of these apply to me but my absolute biggest waste of money, as you are about to read about, is booze and shoes… I promise that rhyme is a coincidence.

Let’s Take This a Step Further…

Now let’s do a really scary thought… This one is going to be for all the grown ups out there and hopefully any of you younger ones reading this will take some of this to heart.

Alrighty grown ups take a moment to look back at your younger years, high school and college for most of us and maybe middle school for any of you ragers out there. Think about when you just started off drinking and doing dumb things with your friends when life was good and you had no real bills (well, I did at least; took the good ol’┬ácommunity college route).

Maybe it’s just me (please God I hope not), but when I sit down and do a little bit of math about the money I absolutely THREW away during my college years; the numbers are absolutely staggering. Now granted, I definitely liked to throw them back like the rest of them and I probably did a little bit more partying than the average Joe but still, the things I could have done with that money is mind blowing.

Looking back when I worked full time in school but still lived with my parents (the greatest time of my life by the way; for anyone reading this in that situation please savor it), it was not anywhere close to out of the ordinary for me to blow 50, 100, 150 dollars in a night at the bar or clubs with friends. Mostly trying to get laid, which never really panned out too well, but also just trying to be the friendly nice guy that everyone loves to see and loves to party with.

That was my life… And it was awesome.

Times Have Changed…

Now that I have grown up (for the most part) and own my own home and car, I realize how far all that money could have gone.

There are so many things that you have to pay for when you reach this horrific age of mine and life would have been so much better (and a lot less painful being hangover free) if I would have just had a taaaad bit more guidance and knowledge about money management.

How many pairs of shoes have I bought that could have gone into my house? I don’t know what it is about shoes but I just love them and can’t get enough. We all have our own little vices that we don’t need to be blowing money on right?

At least I’m not smoking meth…

 

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