How did I change my financial mindset?

How did I change my financial mindset?

My financial mindset has changed over the years. Growing up and always having some kind of income since I was about 10 years old definitely gave me a good work ethic. It also gave me a lot of spending money because as a kid I had no financial obligations.  Because of this abundance of spending money, my financial mindset started off terrible. I had no problem buying myself comic books every week or snacks at the corner store. This all lead to probably an excessive spending habit in my later teenage years when I discovered paintball.  After playing twice when I was 12 or 13 I went out and spent $400 dollars on an entry level gun and mask.  After a few more times, I upgraded my mask to a thermal lense and started to spend more and more on gear.  This grew over my teenage years to having 5-6 paintball guns at any given time and countless accessories.  Read more