Most of us spend our 20s focusing on non-issues and trying to find our careers, our relationships and mainly, ourselves. And we’re going to make plenty of mistakes along the way. That, however, shouldn’t be an excuse for not correcting them.
Kenyans, especially those below the age of 30 are lost in a wave of drinking, gambling, spending and not working out. Here are seven common habits that you need to quit if you want to save money.
1. Gambling habits
Gambling and betting, long ago, used to be for the rich. Nowadays the poor are the major players in the industry, especially in Kenya. Gambling is not a sound plan to lift you out of poverty. It’s luck. And the earlier young Kenyans see this the better for them and their future.
2. You cannot live a day past your salary day
3. You buy things to show off
Young Kenyans are buying things they don’t need just to impress people they don’t know. This, however, ends up putting them in a position they will never recover financially.
Do you really need that ksh 25k watch?
4. Partying every weekend
You do not have to go out every weekend. Find something else constructive to do like reading a book.
5. Making Impulse Purchases
You only stop when there’s no more money left. Most of us are guilty of buying things from time to time without thinking it through. We should learn to control our expenditure.
6. Waiting for “real life” to start
You are just living. No future plans. You have no idea what the next five years will look like for you.
7. Believing that loving someone is expensive
Choosing to have sexual partners just because being in one relationship is expensive is just obnoxious. Find cheaper ways to have fun with your loved one. Picnic walks or an in-house movie is just as fun as dining at a 5-star restaurant.