As we have learned anything from the way the economy has nose dived, it’s the reality that we need to learn to stop living beyond our means and that we ought to have some money set aside in savings for the “rainy day” that we just know will show up sooner or later. These days, more than ever, people are beginning to see that taking control of their personal finance concerns must be done.
Lots of people were caught flat footed when the bottom fell out. They lost their jobs and didn’t have any sort of backup plan. Without a reserve and with a great deal of debt many people lost everything they had. Not a great deal of a reward for years of efforts, is it? But whether we want to admit it or not, we are responsible to a large degree.
Many of us have averted from the ideas of our parents and their reluctance to have any debt at all. They believed that if they couldn’t pay cash for something, they couldn’t afford it and they didn’t get it. Nowadays, it is way too easy to just take out a credit card, and a lot of of us have tossed common sense right out the window along the way.