When I was ten years old, my first year as a Boy Scout after crossing over from Cub Scouts, I joined the other boys in my troop in our annual fundraiser selling Entertainment and Gold C coupon books. I was the top seller in the troop that year, and several to follow.
“What?!?!” I exclaimed. My long-time friend called me one day asking if she should sign up for her company’s 401(k) plan. With an awesome 6% match, her company offered quite an incentive to save for retirement. But for the last 18 months working there, my friend left an extra 6% raise on the table. No more, it was time to start saving for retirement.
You only live once. You shouldn’t miss out on anything because of debt or money. You can always make your dreams happen.