A version of this article originally appeared on Learnvest.com.
You might remember a particularly fuzzy story in The Huffington Post that came out last year around Christmas, called “The Real Reason You're Single.”
Although much of the advice in the column was controversial or at least unpleasant to read, the thesis came down to this: You can’t blame everything on the world, your circumstances or other people.
In a similar but different vein, this article is dedicated to all the excuses we’ve ever made for why our finances aren’t everything we’ve dreamed:
- Our jobs just don’t pay enough
- Our friends are bad spending influences
- We’re too deep in debt to ever get out
In response to those, we bring you nine reasons you’re broke … when you shouldn’t be.