What is delayed ... Do you stop ... It appears that the self ... is growing out of control. Even worse,it is people who have a place called home thatare using these places
What is delayed gratification? Do you stop to wonder? It appears that the self storage industry is growing out of control. Even worse, it is people who have a place called home that are using these places to a great extent. I was listening to an interesting program on the radio that was discussing this issue. I must say that I was surprised and shocked.
I always thought that these places were used by people in transit. But, if people have the need to rent these places on a long term basis, I have to wonder if the American culture of wanting everything now, has gone a bit too far.
I was discussing this with one of my friends recently. Guess, I touched on a weak spot here. He admitted that he had been spending $200 every month for the past six years on renting a little space in the neighborhood. I asked him what he had stored in there. He said "this and that, I don't even remember. I have not even taken a look in the past four years.". You know that $200/month invested wisely could have made a lot of money for him. I think that he will be clearing out that place and giving his "wealth" away to the Salvation Army soon.
What do you think about the consumer credit growing without control. Is this something that each one of us should be concerned about?
I am not saying that we should not enjoy our lives or live in total misery. Contrary to that, I like to live an excellent life and have the things that I need. But, that does not mean that I should not care about when I get what I get. I think that it is easy to get in debt, but getting out is a whole other story.
We all deserve true Financial Freedom, but only when we are willing to pay the price and make the necessary sacrifices.
We should feel good in getting the rewards that we have earned, rather than borrowing it from someone at an exhorbitant price.