I recently decided to stop playing that acting rich game. I realized I had been bowing out of the game over the past few years but now I’m making a conscious effort to fully remove myself as a player.
For some of us, the acting rich game has been so ingrained in our everyday existence that it’s hard to detect when we are doing it. Another name for the acting rich game is called Keeping up with the Joneses (although the Jones family is broke too).
Not an Easy Transition
The acting rich game isn’t an easy game to give up. It’s even more difficult for folks who live in busy cities. Just one stroll down 5th Ave or a walk through Macy’s is enough of a temptation to spend beyond your means.
I guess it all boils down to deciding what you want and going after it. For me, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather strive for financial security instead of trendy fashions and the latest gadgets.
A Little of Both
Transitioning from the acting rich game doesn’t mean that crawling under a rock and staying there until all debts are paid off with ample money in the bank. Quite the contrary; it’s all about making day-to-day decisions with the long-term goals in mind.
It’s a bout budgeting and making wise purchases instead of blowing budgets and purchasing things on a whim. So the journey begins…