If you’ve ever seen a commercial for prescription drugs you are aware of the term, “side effects may include.” The commercial spends 20 seconds covering the many reasons why we should ask our doctor about their product. But the last 10 seconds feature the phrase “side effects may include” and then a laundry list of ridiculous things that might happen when starting the prescription. Many times the side effects outweigh anything that can be helped by the drug.
A similar thing happens in other aspects of our lives. In order to help, I will be offering 10 seconds of warning in a new segment called “Side Effects May Include…”.
When You Are Not Terrible With Money, Side Effects May Include…
– Chronic swelling of your bank account.
– Abnormal ability to pay bills.
– Enlarged growth of your vacation fund.
– Increased risk of being able to handle a financial emergency.
– Decreased appetite for a bunch of stuff you don’t need.
– Strange tendency to delete emails that claim you won the lottery.
– Uncontrollable urge to smile when depositing money into your account.
– Unstoppable shrinking in the number of calls from debtors.
– Strange tendency to sweat less when rent is due.
– Plummeting number of bad money decisions.