Why do so many personal-finance sites focus on spending LESS?
January 27th, 2010 - 227 Comments
I’m in the middle of my private Earn1k course this week before announcing something next week.
I was doing a live webcast last night and I was trying to make a point, but I wasn’t sure how to say it.
It seems like 98% of personal-finance material (blogs, magazines, books) focus on spending LESS — keeping a budget, saying “no, no, no” to lattes, jeans, and vacations.
Why don’t they cover earning more, or negotiating, or increasing your responsibilities at work, or understanding the psychology of your own behavior, or all the other things besides cutting down on spending?
I’m trying to formulate 3 crisp answers.
So, what do you think? Why is the vast majority of personal-finance material focused on cutting down on spending?
[Also: No video office hours tonight. Too swamped on something else. Check out my YouTube videos if you miss me screaming at people.]
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