Pack Rat Syndrome - it's not all bad

People don't often say "pack rat syndrome" but they usually say something like, "he's a pack rat." It's usually guys that have this affliction. It's part of our preparedness attitude.

This article is part confession and part advice. I confess that I'm a pack rat, and I want to offer some observations about what it is, and what it does.

First, let's look at what it is. For me, and many others, being a pack rat is a reflection of several things. It's a reflection of our waste not, want not. It's a way of being prepared. It's a way of having things that you value.

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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.