July 10, 2015
Hi and welcome back to our blog! *insert big cyber hug* I’ll keep this post short and sweet. As some of you may know, I am tackling my student loan debt one day at a time, sweet Jesus. Lately I’ve noticed that I have quite a few side eyes when I talk about living a debt free life. However, I do have supporters and I love them all, #debtfreesquad, lol.
But, back to the naysayers. This post is for the person that has decided to make a positive financial change that may not understood by his/her peers. Unfortunately, often times we tend to lose focus on goals because we listen to the opinions of others. Below are a few of my favorite comments/questions that I just love to hear, lol. (I’m positive the comments aren’t meant to be malicious, but it kind of sucks when people don’t understand your “master plan.”)
- Oh please, you will have debt!
- You only live once, right? YOLO
- Why save anyway? You can’t take it with you.
- Don’t worry about paying off your student loans – that’s “good” debt.
- Everyone has debt…
So, needless to say, I’ve just about heard it all! On the bright side, for every negative there is ALWAYS a positive.
Tips of Encouragement:
- Stay focused on your goal (if you fall off track, dust yourself off and keep going).
- Journal/write down your progress and keep those accomplishments visible. Post-it notes are great for this.
- Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are heading in the right direction. Smile, pat yourself on the back, do a happy dance, or nae nae (whatever lifts your spirits).
- Keep pushing forward and continue to navigate through the naysayers with ease! Hey, who knows, maybe one day that person may ask you for financial tips & advice.
- Also, please remember: Never underestimate what you can accomplish when you keep focus and believe in yourself!
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