There is no White Knight

Many people think “White Knight” automatically means a man comes along and saves you from yourself.

He pays all your bills. He’s financially secure (and then some!) and he is lovingly generous.

But a White Knight can mean many things to different people, and come in many forms.

However I am here to repeat ad nauseum:

There is no perfect, rich, generous, loyal, man.

There is no perfect job that ever seems to pay enough.

There is no magic solution to the mess.

There is no incredible bank mix-up.

There is no long lost inheritance.

There is no White Knight.

There is only you.

You save yourself in this world.

Or at the very least, create a great cushion in case you fall.

You have to make sure your bills get paid, on time, on a budget, without incurring additional fees.

You have to track your expenses & make cuts accordingly.

You have to set a retirement plan in place for yourself so that you don’t end up a bag lady.

You have to turn yourself from being blissfully ignorant to financially savvy.

No one else is going to do it for you – your family, friends, boyfriend, or banker.

And even if they could and would do it for you, bad things do happen and people do change.

They fall in and out of love, they divorce and nothing is ever for certain.

No one will swoop in, take you under their wing, and make it all go away.

 

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About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.