Seek Your Dreams!!!!! December 09 2019 2 Comments

Literally, I just read "POVERTY IS A STORY ABOUT US, NOT THEM" by Kalena Thomhave. The fact: 4 in 10 Americans can't come up with $400 in an emergency. 😪
My opinion (please do not crucify me) Too many of us rely to demeaning stereotypes about who poverty impact. Yes, there is an absolute out-of-control-dealt cards that we can not avoid. There's percentage of poverty that was dealt with no-fault of our own. But, there some parts of poverty comes from our own undisciplined nature as human being. There are responsibility within our household that we need to take care of. We can't blame others for the bad choices we keep making. 🤐 We understand poverty. 👫My husband and I were once broke and can't cover an emergency fund of $400. Heck, not even $50 at one point. One day, we realized this is not an issue we can blame others...this is our own shortcomings manifested! Without guilt and judgment, we decided to do couple things:💑

1. We no longer allowing ourselves to keep up with the Joneses, or the Kardashians, our next door neighbors, our closest friends and relatives.
2. Increase our income! We can scrape all the way to the bone. But if our expense-cutting is still not enough to rise , we will never going to get out of financial instability. We need to get some side hustle(s).
3. We are going to eliminate all kinds of debt especially consumer debt like credit cards and car loans.
4 . We're going to be intentionally intentional about how we spend every 🤑🤑🤑
5. Stop caring about what other people think about us and the way we live. 😅😅😅😅😅😅😅
We want to apologize if this post sounds like we are coming from high horse. What you might not see on our part: it required so much sacrifices, so many crying nights, several self-pity moments, numerous saying "NO" to self for unnecessary spending, wearing the same clothes, packing up lunches, and many more to mention. But, at the end, we have been free from some ideology of poverty. That is why we want to share our hearts! Our experience can be fuel to someone else.
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Love,
Marjie
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