Many people associate the onset of financial problems with a big event.
A job loss. A major health issue. A catastrophe.
These are all major events and could very well lead to financial troubles. However, it’s not just the major things you have to watch out for and prevent against.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I’m guessing that a majority of people in financial trouble got that way without having any major things. Instead, it was just a culmination of little things that added up without them knowing.
My Work Computer
Let me use my work laptop as an example.
I started here in 2006 and was granted a brand new laptop. As with all computers, it worked great but within a few years was showing it’s age. It had gone through a couple of batteries, it was getting slower, had a cracked edge around the outside of the case, and just other general problems that come about from a device that’s used all the time.