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In God We Trust… All Others Pay Cash

A delightful theory for your local garage sales, flea markets, and life in general. There was a day not so long ago when cash was King. Now we lug around these plastic devices of debt wherever we go. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Chase the list goes on and on…

Looking back I don’t ever recall my grandfather having a credit or debit card. With the long ago theory of “if I don’t have the cash for it, I simply don’t need it.”

By God we need everything now. That new air fryer, new flooring, that racy new car, shoes, clothes, bags, jewelry. It’s like Willy Wonka’s factory of greed.

Truth be told it’s because we are all misfit brats. We see it, we want it, and we want it NOW!

Do we not remember having a sense of pride from saving our quarters, an odd birthday dollar to purchase that prized item? Those days are long forgotten because everything is so expensive we can’t save for it.. it’d take too long. AND WE NEED IT NOW! When in truth if we waited even a month without the item we may find that we really don’t need it, and realize it was only a want.

Whether that want was to compete with Jenny up the block, to keep your kids in the cool scene, or whatever; maybe we should all give this a go, and wait a month before the purchase. Let’s see what happens…

You want to reduce your debt, but don’t want to deny yourself, your kids, your spouse those things they want. Buckle up cupcake hard times are coming.

Back in the 1920s greed and over spending brought us to the Depression. History repeats itself and I think in our lifetime we will see something similar. Jobless, homeless, destitute and desperate business owners closing their shops…. oh wait. We’ve begun that slippery slope in 2020 with the pandemic. Oh what a web we weave!

In short. Treat life like a garage sale. Pay cash and accept cash. It’s how you keep your debt simple.

Live a simple life.

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