Money matters – whether we admit it or not

Money matters - even if we don't like to admit it

You know what? I love money and I don’t care who knows it.

For so long, the underlying driver in my life has been fear.

What it comes down to is money. Money means security and options and ultimately freedom.

Money:

keeps a roof over my head

puts (good) food in my belly

pays for my health care

lets me enjoy my free time

You know what else?

I want to be spoiled. Not all the time. But on the odd special occasion.

I want to treat my friends. Turns out when I have enough, I’m a giver.

Having money in my bank account lets me sleep at night.

No money = stress.

Stress and happiness are mutually exclusive.

Money = peace of mind.

And peace of mind is happiness.

6 thoughts on “Money matters – whether we admit it or not

  • Reply Taylor Lee @ Yuppie Millennial April 14, 2016 at 00:59

    Hear, hear!

  • Reply Revanche April 14, 2016 at 07:57

    Completely agree – I love money. Not having it has sucked all kinds of slimey noodles. Having it is great. To put it simply.

  • Reply Emma Healey April 14, 2016 at 10:08

    I love money and I’m proud of that. I don’t believe being poor is a noble feat. But that’s because I grew up poor. I was always the only one of my friend with a second hand school uniform. We lived in the hood. My dad was in and out of work due to his condition. My mum had to work night shift so we could have what we needed. She was stressed as all hell most of the time. You are bang on – money can buy happiness – because financial stress is one of the worst stressors and affects the whole family. Take that problem away and life is sweet. My kids will never know the financial stress that I did, and I know their life will be better because of that.

  • Reply Richard at DIY Money Mastery April 15, 2016 at 13:20

    I agree. I used to hate the whole topic of finance with a vengeance. I was almost proud of how disinterested in it I was. But while I was doing that, I was cruising from payday to payday, with absolutely no idea where I was going in life, and not really going anywhere at all.

    I used to think I needed more money in order to be happy. Now I realise that having millions is no good if you don’t spend it wisely, but conversely, you can be very happy if you simply manage what money you DO have.

  • Reply The Asian Pear April 18, 2016 at 10:18

    Agreed. My Dad has a saying in Chinese which I grew up hearing and has taken to heart, “Money isn’t ultimate in life, but ultimately you need money in life.”

  • Reply Liquid April 19, 2016 at 10:51

    I can totally relate. 🙂 Even from a biological point of view all living things require resources for shelter, comfort, food, and happiness. Money is the best resource because it’s fungible and convenient. It can easily be traded for just about anything else in the world. Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. And we can’t do that without money.

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