How to become poor is a never ending battle with ourselves every day of the week, month and year. To become poor is really an easy thing to do if you think about, it is just the opposite of becoming rich. To become poor does not require work to achieve your goal. That's the irony of becoming poor it does not require work, sounds strange doesn't it, well that's the truth of the matter. Let's think about some of the issues needed to become poor. For one; all you need is a lazy attitude about working. Two; you need not save any money, and the third thing is that you need waste and spend all of our money on foolish things such as cars, clothes, furniture, use credit cards, vacations, etc, etc, these things retain no value, but they help you achieve your goal of being poor.
Lets' start with being lazy and not willing to work or do anything period. As I stated you do not need or want to work and just have an aversion to the whole concept of work. You can sleep all day long and get out of bed when the work day is already over with. You do everything possible not to look or get a job to provide for yourself, such as not preparing for a career or profession while in school. While in school you did not pay attention to your teacher's lectures and you did not read or study the subjects required in the books that could have provide you with knowledge about a profession you could use to attain work.
That word work is the thing you wanted no parts of at all. When your parents told you to do certain chores around the house, you did the least possible work to get the job done or you always tried to find a shortcut to get things done, because of your lazy attitude and this is the beginning of how to become poor. A lazy attitude and bad work performance.
You had no or terrible work ethics. When you began to build bad working habits it gets into your character, your soul and it becomes part of who you are as a person. So when you interact with people, they can see that type of attitude in you by the way you talk, walk and act. All bad signs, but they are great traits for becoming poor. Not saving any money at all, for a rainy day, to pay bills and for your own retirement. A lot of people will spend every dime or every penny of their paycheck, just because they have money and they feel that they need to spend that money on something. It is as if the money is burning a hole in their pockets, that's how fast the money is leaving them.
Spending money so fast that you are not thinking of the possible issues that could arise such as car problems, household items breaking down, maybe if you have kids they need items as well. These things happen all the time and always happen when you least expect them to.
You need to put aside something, so at the end of the day, week, or month, you have something even if it is very little saved it is something. I know that a lot of you reading this article if maybe hard for you because you cannot get past one day of saving something. Lets' start with saving something at the end of the day, save at least $.50 cent if you can. It's not a lot of money but it's something to get you started thinking about the process of not spending every penny of your hard earned money. Not saving is another great way that will lead you to the poor house.
Spending all of your money on things that have no value at all. The first thing everyone does when they get money is to buy a brand new car, new clothes, and furniture for the house or apartment. These things I know people want because it makes them feel good, but it is how you bought these things that can lead you to the poor house. The majority of people who go out on an impulse buying spree and use their credit or credit card to purchase these items and this is not good.
If you use your credit or credit card to purchase these items, you will be paying for them five to ten years from now and this is what will lead most people into bankruptcy, because of too much debt and lead you into the poor house, which we want to avoid. When you purchase items using your credit or credit cards and do not pay then off at the end of the month, you will fall into that habit of paying the minimum amount of money and still be paying for those items for many years later.
Know that buying cars, furniture, clothes and items that do not appreciate and you paid for them with your credit or credit cards most of the time depreciate your net worth, because they are throwaway items. When you purchase a car from a dealer and as soon as you remove that vehicle from the car dealer's car lot that vehicle has already depreciated in value.
I believe that no one wants to become poor, but it's those bad decision you make that lead many into this place of becoming poor, so start working, saving and less spending and then maybe you can avoid the poor house.