I took a peach pie over to my friend’s house last weekend. This seemingly mundane activity sparked quite an interesting conversation:
Friend: I have been meaning to make a pie for years.
Me: Really, years?
Friend: Well, summers go by really fast.
Me: Pie doesn’t really have a season.
Friend: Maybe I’ll make a pie next year.
Me: You can make a pie in like an hour!
Friend: I don’t have a pie server.
Me: Well in that case, you’d better wait.
On the way home, I was thinking that if my friend can come up with multiple excuses not to make a pie, imagine how many excuses there must be to avoid money management. You are probably thinking that my friend’s excuses not to make a pie are lame, right? Well, I think most excuses are. For example, I asked a few people why they aren’t doing what they know they should be doing with their money. Here’s what they said:
-Times are tough right now.
-I need more time to research my options.
-I’m looking for a new job.
-I think I’m doing okay.
-I haven’t had a chance to go in and update the software.
Pretty lame, right? What’s your excuse?