Being “allergic” to something means there is a negative reaction when that thing is present. Chances are you or someone you know is severely allergic to something so you probably know the importance of avoiding a severe allergic reaction.
When I was a kid my dad and I went out every fall for several years to cut firewood for the winter, and every time we returned with poison ivy all over us. The allergic reaction was horrible. Every part of my body that either touched the ivy or was touched by my hands that had touched the ivy was broken out. There were even times my eyes were swollen almost completely shut. I would have to practically bathe in calamine lotion to soothe the itch. I despised poison ivy.
One year my parents decided enough was enough with the poison ivy. They heard about a treatment plan that would eliminate our allergic reaction to it. It did require a weekly series of painful shots, but it was so worth it. I have never had an allergic reaction to poison ivy since then.
I recently heard someone say they’re allergic to car payments. That is actually a very loaded statement. I’m sure he doesn’t get a swollen throat and choke to death like someone highly allergic to shellfish, but what if being “allergic” to car payments was really that severe?
There are a lot of people who hate their car payment and complain about it all the time because it is hindering their ability to reach their financial goals. They get mad every time the payment is sent and some even grow to despise the car itself. Sounds like an allergic reaction to me. But the crazy thing is they go back for another one, usually before they’ve gotten rid of the one they already have.
What if I told you there is a treatment plan that would eliminate that allergic reaction? What if I told you it would require a little pain and suffering but once the treatment plan is complete you will never have another allergic reaction to car payments?
Here’s the plan – do whatever you have to do to get rid of that car payment. Say no, not right now, and maybe later to some things so that you can get rid of that car payment faster. It’s gonna be a little painful – sorta like taking a series of shots. But I can promise you it is worth the pain. One thing my wife and I did right financially early in our marriage was get rid of the car payments, and we never went back to one again. I highly recommend it.
Here’s a list of other things I’m allergic to…
- credit card payments
- student loan payments
- basically any bills for that matter
- bank fees
- late charges
- debt collectors
- not having savings
- sour cream
Ok – those last two aren’t related to finances but they’re equally important to me. What are some things you’re allergic to? Go get rid of those allergies ASAP!