I never honestly believed the idea of always spending currency to make currency.
I used to think of it as a completely flawed concept.
It’s like people who delusionally think they’ll get rich just by spending currency to purchase and resell junk they find at thrift stores and garage sales. The 10% of people who are successful with these “side hustles” are exceptions to the rule, not the standard. The reality of the situation is that almost everyone who takes sizable risks do not come out good on the other end. I was so convinced in this attitude of mine that it pushed me into being on the opposite end of the spectrum. There was a time when I could have traded in an aged beater car that kept giving me huge problems. I had enough currency and could make the weekly payments. The aged car was horrible with fuel efficiency and it seemed to need repairs at least once per month. I could have saved myself tons of money in the years following if I had simply spent a little bit of currency—in my case—to save lots of currency. When I was presented with the same scenario with my central a/c device, I finally learned my lesson after all of these years and updated my aged a/c device with a brand new one. Sure, I had to spend in excess of $5k to get this new air conditioning device, however it already runs for half as much time as the aged one to get to the same temperatures in my household. I knew that I would be saving unbelievable sums of currency after upgrading from the aged Heating, Ventilation and A/C device.