It’s kind of hard to understand and believe that anyone can be broke and not know they are, but it happens. There are people who lead a broke lifestyle without knowing it. Even some of us are guilty of this. I’ll show you some telling signs we often ignore, that may suggest we’re actually broke.
YOU LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK
Do you exhaust every penny in your account and pocket before another paycheck arrives? Well, it’s a sign you’re broke and you don’t know it. You’re financially fine when you always have money to take care of yourself, paycheck or no paycheck.
YOU CAN’T SAVE FOR TOMORROW
You should always have something to fall back on when the rainy day comes, because it will. Saving is a good way to survive the rainy day, but when you can’t save it means you don’t even have enough to take care of your daily needs. That is a sign you’re broke.
YOU’RE NOT HEALTHY
Being broke often attracts illnesses and diseases because you’re can’t eat healthy, and you’re probably depressed about your financial struggles.
YOU STRUGGLE WITH MONTHLY BILLS
Water, electricity, transportation, accommodation – you struggle with meeting up with all those responsibilities as a broke person.
YOUR RELATIONSHIP SUFFERS
Love and relationships aren’t exactly about money, but they need money to stay exciting and alive. Money makes it even more interesting, however without money, things are likely to be sour and boring in a relationship. I don’t see how a relationship can be healthy and happy when a couple can’t go where they want. If you’re at that place right now where your relationship is suffering because you can’t provide for your spouse, you’re broke.
YOU’RE NOT GROWING
Being broke keeps you stuck at a spot and limits your potential. You know you have to get to a certain point or position, but you can’t because you’re stuck.
YOU CAN’T CONTRIBUTE AS MUCH AS YOU’D LIKE
Sometimes, you find that because of financial restraints, it is almost impossible to help those around you the way you want to. It could even be family upkeep. We know what our responsibilities are, but sometimes we want to do a little extra, and then, we can’t because we don’t have the financial power to do so.
And these are some telling signs of a broke person. Like economists and financial experts would always say, saving is one of the surest ways to living a shackle-less life when it comes to finances. If you’re not saving yet, try it out. Save at least 10% of your monthly income. You’d be amazed how much that can be helpful.