“And I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them” Sean ‘Jay-Z’ Carter said on “Moment of Clarity” from the Black album. And it’s very true. If you’re down on your luck it’s extremely hard to help those around you that need you. Someone has to be in an advantageous position. We all regularly get too proud to ask for help, especially from our families. Our families are those closest to us and most likely to offer a helping hand but our pride jumps in and refuses to allow us to show our vulnerabilities.
That’s quite normal in many cases. It’s hard to ask for help. We always assume we can bear the burden of whatever’s going on, but we can’t always.
So what’s your plan of attack? It can’t just be to hope that money comes your way, you need some tactics. You need to veer away from extremely low yielding savings accounts and get involved in the volatile and risky stock market which can pay off in high dividends or make you lose your investments. However, your savings account likely won’t be of value until you’re desperate later in life.
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.” Paulo Coelho
*** Like most things online it’s hard to say whether these quotes originate with the person they’re attributed to. Regardless, they’re a tool to hopefully inspire you and so does it matter as much as the point the words convey?