Or my personal favourite: “Spend less than you earn!”
Ohhhhh man. One of the reasons why I stopped reading personal finance books is because they all offer some version of this lame advice. They’ll tell you to cut back on
lattes avocado toast, buy toothpaste in bulk, and generally put on a sackcloth and live like a homeless person so you can retire in 20 years.
But nobody ever talks about how it feels when it’s impossible to save up for something we REALLY want.
Here’s an example: