Asking for Your Money - yet again?

The phone rings, you answer it, and there's someone asking for your money again. I don't know about you, but I'm plenty tired of all of this begging for money.

I'm tickled that they think I have some to give away, but let's keep a bit of perspective on all of this. Whose money is it, why should it be given away to someone else, and what are they going to do with it?

Your ability to say "no" will help you hang onto your money, and it will also help you keep from getting "taken" by the con artists that abound. Here is a quick list of tips to help you when people come asking for your money:

  • Get on the "no call" lists.
  • Ask phone solicitors to take you off their call list.
  • Hang up on pushy solicitors.
  • Offer to perform a service for the organization instead of giving money. They won't accept your offer, and that will end the call.
  • Request a number where you can call back, then never call back.
  • If you're going to cave in, them tell them to call you back later. When they call back, have the courage to give them the "cold shoulder" by telling them that you changed your mind simply because you need the money more than they do.
  • Speak gibberish or another language during the entire phone call.
  • Ask them to hold on for a moment, then go out and cut the grass or fix yourself a meal.

Hey, why not have a little fun while you're at it?

Remember, it's your money, so just say no to others who think it will change hands simply based on a request. You have your own hard financial battles to fight, and you don't need others taking away your ammunition.

Like many other things in life, one of the great money saving ideas is simply to say NO and let them know that your answer isn't going to change.

Yes, I understand that there are people with "needs" out there. We all have needs. It's nothing new. What's refreshing is that you're taking care of your own needs, and you can't do it if you're giving your hard earned money away to others. When they come asking for your money, tell them that they're not worthy of it, and until you find someone who is, you're saving it, spending it, or investing it as you see fit, not as others might suggest.

Done with Asking for Your Money, take me back to Money Saving Ideas

There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.