Living Paycheck to Paycheck Could Cost you Your Life

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Living Paycheck to Paycheck Could Cost you Your Life

I recently came up with a theory, and as you would guess from the title, it has to do with the cost associated with living paycheck to paycheck.

Living Paycheck to Paycheck forces you to want time to go by faster thereby causing you to purposefully miss life

When you need that paycheck to come you want your days to blur together, you want time to fly by, and it causes you to truly miss out on life.

Life is Too Short to Live Paycheck to Paycheck

My boss once said something that wasn’t particularly profound but has really stuck with me since I heard him say it.  During a seminar for new producers at the office, he said to them “If I am lucky, I have X amount of Saturdays left in my life.”

He literally gave the number of Saturdays, explaining that time was the most precious commodity, and to take it serious.  I told you it wasn’t profound, but it made me think about happiness (the route I was going to take to get there) and my own mortality.

So, anyone living paycheck to paycheck take the challenge – end the cycle, life is too short to rush through it!

paycheckphoto credit: Presta

By |2013-09-26T15:01:49+00:00November 2nd, 2009|Personal Finance|4 Comments

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  1. Patrick November 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Time is the most precious commodity – something I have become even more acutely aware of recently. One of my mentors once told me he wouldn't trade his time for a million dollars. I knew he meant it, but it didn't sink in at the time. But I think I understand it now that I have a little girl and seemingly less time than ever.

  2. Evan@MyJourneytoMillions November 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    What is that old saying? No one on their death bed says, “I wish I spent more time in the office”

  3. Financial Samurai February 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I live paycheck to pay check on purpose. It is part of my “Going Broke To Win Big” strategy. Helps motivate me, and I know where every single dollar is going.

    • Evan February 19, 2010 at 12:10 am - Reply

      I rock out a zero based sort of cash flow also but the problem arises when you are rushing through the weekend, week, or month for your next paycheck. There is a difference if you are using those dollars to build something (which I suspect you are lol) or if you are using them to pay bills for crap you bought 7 months ago that already broke

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