Sometimes, when you're trying to save money, you need to be faced with some harsh truths. Money management is no joke, and it can be a lot harder than it looks. With so much advice, floating around on the internet, learning to manage your money can be overwhelming. If you're not careful about where you get your advice from, you can develop an unhealthy relationship with money.
Money Mindset Coach @thatssonik posted a TikTok breaking down some of the most popular money lessons and explaining why they can be toxic and how they can leave you in a stagnant position when you're trying to save more.
Nik puts it so beautifully. In order to have financial freedom, you need to stay true to your desires and dreams. This doesn't mean that you'll dump all of your earnings on a big vacation or designer purse. But you will give yourself the grace to invest in what you love without feeling guilty about spending money.
This advice struck a chord with other TikTok users, and they expressed their appreciation in the comments. "This really hit my core. I can't stop crying," @justine0797 said. That's totally understandable. Not only is this excellent advice, it helps us heal from the toxic hustle culture that is so ingrained in our capitalistic society.
Think about it. If you love what you do, if your job brings you more joy than stress and if you don't feel guilty about spending on what you love, you're going to be excited about earning more money. You'll also have a clear headspace to budget and plan your savings.