Skip to comments.11 Ways to be Weird in 2011 (Dave Ramsey)
Posted on 07/25/2011 9:20:05 AM PDT by CSM
Begin your journey to weirdness today!
Everyone has their own definition of what weird means. To us, it means having someor actually a lotof money, because so many people are broke! If you could keep hundreds of extra dollars a month instead of paying credit card bills, car payments and your alma mater, would you want to become weird?
If youre tired of being normal (aka broke) like everyone else, here are some ways to get started on your journey to weirdness!
1. Set a solid foundation.
Without a proper start, big plans will eventually crumble. We are here to help you along the way during this weird year that will carry through the rest of your life. Find out how to set a solid foundation.
2. Bring out your inner bookworm!
According to The Literacy Company, 90% of learning is based on reading. You would think that Americans would read a lot, right? Well, about 27% of adults read no books at all in the past year. Set yourself apart from the majority by reading a few beneficial, nonfiction books this year! Here are some suggestions from Daves library.
3. Take baby steps with meal planning.
Food often costs more than you think. Plan your meals ahead of time to eat healthier and avoid hitting up your favorite fast-food spot five times a week. Its not a daunting task when you get help from eMealz for just $5 a month!
4. Compare yourself to the Jonesesreally!
The Joneses are broke. Theyre in debt and dont have money for emergencies, retirement or college. Do you really want to be like them? Doubtful. So compare yourself to them and determine what you need to do so you arent like the Joneses.
5. Practice saying no!
There are so many good things to do, but you cant do it all. Learning to set limits in your life will actually allow you to do more, whether its with your time or money. Plus, youll be better at those things you do since you arent rushing around trying to cram a bunch of stuff into your schedule.
Who says giving to others only has to take place at Christmas? Challenge yourself to continue giving like no one else throughout 2011. Youll be amazed at how much better life is when you give to others!
Just because youre a responsible adult whos all grown up doesnt mean you have to stop dreaming. But dont just be a dreamer; do something about it! Determine whats stopping you from making your goal a reality, and challenge yourself to overcome it.
Most people cringe at the s word. But sacrifice doesnt mean you have to live in a cave and never have fun. Maybe you need to pick up an extra job or cut out a monthly treat from your budget to get closer to achieving your goal. Think of something you can give up, and commit to following through this year.
9. Get a will for real.
About 60% of Americans die without a will. So whats the big deal? That means that when you die, everything you owned is either left to the government to divvy out, or your relatives will fight over your belongings. Avoid that heartache by creating a will. Stop procrastinating and just do it! USLegalForms.com makes it easy for you to leave this legacy for under $30.
10. Quit your J-O-B.
Dont love your job? Then quit it! Find your passion and do work that truly matters to you. Yes, even in this economy you can quit your jobjust be smart about it. Think it through. Have a plan, and be wise about your decisions. Consider this.
11. Pass on the weirdness!
Its cool to be weird! Tell others about your journey to weirdness and how youre changing your life for the best. Send them our weekly email challenges, pass along your budgeting knowledge, or invite them to a free Financial Peace University class. Dave has so many resources available for you and your friends that theres definitely something for everyone.
OK, I like being weird and couldn’t resist posting this one.
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Have another job in the bag that is solid before quitting. One that has people who will like you there from the get go, or one that will allow you to manage them.
Have a solid emergency fund before even thinking about it.
Know that you will be able to make the money to meet your needs consistently. Watch out for salaries based upon variable commissions or sales bonuses. Two months in and not making enough can be a real bummer.
Think it through, but if your are in a job you don't like and can change reasonably, do.
How to be weird in 2011? Don’t have any tattoos or piercings on your body.
Yep, or as Dave says, “Don’t jump off the dock until the boat pulls up!”
When the job market got bad and I had to take a job away from home for an extended period of time, I shut my mouth, kissed the wife and kids goodbye and said patience comes those who wait.
Just got a new job, 5 minutes from my house. Better pay, solid company and I can finally say I am back in the game.
Blew my entire life savings, went through absolute hell, but always kept my head up and never, ever missed a payment.
Thanks for the ping and thanks for posting this. Though it would be more meaningful and helpful if you had preserved the links.
My 17 y/o son just did this and shocked the heck out of our entire family. He quit he burger-flipping job and landed a decent job as a mechanic. He also quit his traditional high school and is finishing up with an online school. He should be starting college this fall.
He said that he didn’t see the point of wasting a year of his life in high school.
The thing that gave him the confidence is that he doesn’t have a family to support, he doesn’t pay rent, he doesn’t have a car payment... He’s free to do this.
Well said. More power to your son. He had all the supports necessary and went and did it.
I’m not sure I understand your suggestion, when I click on the link above it still sends me to the article.....What do I need to do differently?
Your son is going to be a WINNER and that is a great reflectin of his parents! Good job to you mom!
I was referring to the links in the original article. You can preserve those, 99% of the time, by cutting and posting the article HTML code.
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