Most Common Misconceptions Young Adults Have On Money
Children often believe that money is something that people need to get what they want. If you ask them about it, they would often say that their parents get the money from a machine with the use of a card, or they have to go to a place called the bank to get money. Sometimes, money is not necessarily needed since their parents have these credit cards that could pay for everything.
As they grow older, they slowly learn to understand that it is not as simple as it may seem, that money should be earned. However, they still wouldn’t be able to understand that it is pretty difficult to earn the money even with a job. Here are a couple of misconceptions young adults believe in about money.
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“It’s my money, I can spend it however I want to.”
Teenagers nowadays simply cannot wait until they become an adult. Live on their own without having to follow the rules of their parents, get out of school, have their own job where they could earn money, and most of all, spend their own money however they want to, without anyone getting in their way.
They want to live the life the way they want. However, what they don’t know is that the journey to adulthood will never be easy. They don’t always realize the importance of staying in school to get a decent-paying job.
They don’t have an idea how much living on their own will cost and that having their own place means that they have to pay their own bills and taxes, as well as get their own groceries. This is one of the most common misconceptions that they have.
Yes, young adults can spend their money however they want, but if they’re not responsible enough to handle their money wisely, they might end up on the streets or with a ton of debt.
“I’ll make a lot of money once I graduate.”
It is almost everyone’s dreams to be able to get through college and get their dream jobs. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have their dream jobs straight out of college. Most of the time, they would get stuck in a low-paying job that they just don’t like. So the thought of making a lot of money after graduating is a little too impossible sometimes, also because of the student’s loans and other types of debts that pile up with credit card use. It can he tough indeed but as long as they’re working hard, nothing is impossible, it will all work out in the end.
“I’ll have more credit cards than my parents.”
As kids, they might think that there is such thing as a magic card that adults use, to buy whatever they want, it’s even better than money. Teenagers would then learn a little more about it but still don’t know that it is a more complicated than what they think they know.
Almost every young adult wishes to have a credit card, so they could get anything with just one swipe, and they could easily pay it off later. What they don’t know is that paying it off is the most difficult part, because of the big interests and such, so it’s like they’re actually spending more money than they’re supposed to.
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“I can save up later, I’m not that old yet.”
Young adults believe that they’re too young to save and that they should spend all the money they got. What they don’t know is that it is not easy to save that’s why it takes years for some people to save money.
There is no such thing as too young to save. Money comes and goes and no one knows what will happen in the future so it is best to save as early as now.
These are just some of the many misconceptions young adults believe in when it comes to money. There will always be room to learn in life, even adults are still learning. Share this article with your family and friends for some added wisdom.
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