16 Ways To Stay Broke

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1) Watch your friends and try to buy everything they do, but better.

2) Only purchase vehicles with fewer than 50,000 miles and less than 1-year-old.

3) Only purchase a house with at least two more bedrooms than you need with every family member having at least 500 sq. ft. to themselves.

4) Only buy name brands.

5) Remind yourself daily how hard you work and how much you deserve what you want.

6) Don’t think about the future, live for the here and now.

7) Don’t delay your gratification.

8) Tell yourself the good old saying “You can’t take it with you.” This way you won’t feel bad having nothing to pass down to your children.

9) You must go on vacation…out of town…at least a couple of nights.

10) It’s only one coffee drink a day, that’s nothing.

11) Sales Shmales! Ain’t nobody got time to wait for that!

12) Seed, straw, irrigation. People are counting on your yard.

13)  Forgot Christmas came in December?  No problem just charge it.

14) If your coffee table isn’t high enough to hold up your feet, no worries just buy another.

15) Hire someone to do everything you don’t feel like doing or don’t want to learn how to do.

16) Go ahead and add to those student loans.  I am sure it will come in handy one of these days.


If you want to stay burdened by your finances, keep spinning your wheels, dig the hole deeper, and stuck forever, then just keep following the plan above.


If you want freedom, a reason to work hard, stability, appreciation, to get traction, and get out of the hole, then do the exact opposite of the list above and watch what God can do.


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3 Responses to 16 Ways To Stay Broke

  • Donna Short says:

    Thanks for the reminders! As you know, we are making some pretty major sacrifices to work our way out of debt and from being broke. We were trying to live according to some of those items on the list (not all of them) and we were struggling. I would like to encourage Brittany’s readers to figure out ways to cut expenses and yes, trust God and watch to see what He will do! We have already experience blessings that we didn’t expect because we decided to sell our house and live very frugally for a while. We decreased our debt load and things are beginning to look much better for us. I’ll bet if you are struggling financially and you some changes, He will guide you to a new beginning as well!

  • Elisabeth says:

    I love it! (Granted, we currently have 9 of us living in a 1250 sf house, so the idea of 500 sf per person seems way overindulgent!!)

  • I absolutely love this post! And I love the tongue-in-cheek way you presented it. I agree 100%! I’m sharing with my readers.

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