Considering how easy it is to impulse buy online, use credit cards, and not physically have cash in hand, we end up spending more than we make. This process has become so normalized, that we overlook the financial dangers and live a lifestyle that can be too expensive for our own good.
I’m not here to tell you some sob story. We didn’t stumble onto hard times, or have some drunk sibling steal our identity. No, we were simply terrible with money, and living in a world of financial denial.
Fragility. It’s the word, concept, feeling I can’t escape this week. Our financial lives are incredibly fragile. No matter our level of preparation, forces significantly outside of our control can rewrite the stories we’ve worked so hard to pen.
We’ve all seen them. Those huge listicles with ideas for making money on your homestead. A laundry list of things that could potentially bring in income, but mostly just a few dollars here or there. But what about real income?
I’ve discovered that YouTube, far from being a place for cat videos and other silly stuff, is an incredible place to gain knowledge and inspiration. A lot of these videos are ones that you can just listen to while you’re doing other things, so you don’t need to sit down and watch them straight through like you would with a TV show.