Being broke sucks, however being broke is not something magical that can hardly be explained – one financial irresponsibility or surprise leads to another and another, and before you know it you get to that point. You might not always be able to avoid being broke but there are things you can do when broke to avoid aggravating the situation. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 things you totally shouldn’t do when you’re broke.
5 Look Down on Jobs
As long as the job is legal and ethical, you really should consider it. If you’re broke, chances are you do not have the luxury to be selective. However, this does not mean you should let desperation take the forefront and dabble into things that are just plain silly, but it does mean that you should be more open than rigid to opportunities, even if it is just till you’re able to get back on your feet.
4 Make Excuses
Chances are that if you’re broke, it is because you were financially irresponsible and if you don’t own up to this and take responsibility, you are going to end up continuing the vicious cycle of financial irresponsibility that led to your being broke. Therefore, when you find yourself broke, figure out what led to it and learn from your financial mistakes to avoid repeating them or to avoid them getting worse (that is, going from being broke to borrowing and getting yourself indebted).