Your potential is limitless. Limitless. Think about that for a moment. Other finance authors seem t0 want to teach you three basic things:
I strongly feel as if that is undermining you as a person.
You are smart, you are capable, and you are valuable. You aren’t a mindless sheep. You deserve to be treated better.
You should learn what you personally desire from this life, and act accordingly. If you truly love drinking $7 cups of coffee, you should drink that coffee, and give the middle finger to every finance person who tells you that you’re being wasteful.
Other finance gurus may tell you to make safe investments, pinch your pennies, and cut almost all the fun from your life. I won’t, because that’s not what you need to hear. You need to make investments that you’re comfortable with (whether they’re safe, or high risk, doesn’t matter), you need to cut spending from areas of your life that don't matter to you, and you need to take every good moment you have, and enjoy it.