Why “Just Another Dollar” ?
Until we become financially free “just another dollar” will be our mantra to keep working hard to earn, save, and pay down our mountain of debt, one dollar at a time. Once we become debt free and financially secure, the money we earn and spend becomes “just another dollar” and loses the power it used to have over our lives. See the difference? We like the 2nd one better too!
Our generation has been led down a dangerous path by the on-demand society around us; we have been promised anything we want whenever we want it. It seems as if for whatever reason, people have stopped saying “no” when someone can’t afford to buy things. Gone are the days of going home empty handed to save up enough cash; now monthly payments (with interest) are all the rage!
As time passes, more and more of us are coming to the realization that eventually the bill comes due. The student loans that were sold to us as “an investment in our futures” without regard to the income potential of the degree we sought, the credit card I maxed out with “0% interest for the first 18 months”, the car loan that left me under water the moment I drove off the lot.
Alyssa and I (Ryan) are both college grads, and while we have both had good incomes in the years since graduation, we’ve also had bad habits that prevented us from making much forward progress. You might think that the CPA in our family would be the more responsible one when it comes to finances, but that couldn’t be much further from the truth.
I look forward to hearing some of your blog name origin stories. Thanks for reading!