A Life Without Debt: Complacency Is The Enemy

One of the biggest enemies of a debt free life is complacency. Not only is it an enemy, it’s a very sneaky enemy. When you become complacent (apathetic is another good word for this problem) you relax too much. You stop worrying about where your money is going. You start spending more and more, thinking it’s no problem. You accept things as they are and don’t look to see if they could be better. You don’t question expenses. You stop shopping for the best deals. In other words, you take your foot off the gas and start to coast on your prior success.

It’s easy to let complacency take over your financial life. After all it’s hard to always be vigilant. ItR

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5 Responses to A Life Without Debt: Complacency Is The Enemy

  1. Emily Booth says:

    This is so true. I’m going thru this right now.

  2. Saving Advice Fan says:

    Good points. It is necessary to keep things in check constantly or you will not avoid trouble somewhere down the line. I think most people can very easily forget this… thank you for the reminder!
    :D

  3. Isabelle says:

    We’ve just found ourselves heading this way and have been able to put the brakes on before it went too far!

    A salutary warning!

  4. Mike V. says:

    Like you said, it definitely takes a constant attentiveness to the finances to stay out of debt. Letting it go and ignoring it for a while is a sure way to get into trouble – sooner or later. We are a nation that has grown accustomed to plots and problems being solved in a 30-minute or one hour time span. It doesn’t work that way in real life.

  5. Stacy says:

    Thanks for this, it’s important for me to remember. My credit card debt is down to zero, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need to continue to be diligent.

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