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is good! In this day and age that we live
in, money is not only good, but absolutely
essential. Besides air, it may be the next
most important thing in life. Of course
health, love, friendship, fitness, faith,
and happiness are all very important too,
but how do we eat, or pay rent, or go to
the doctor without having money? Until we
change society dramatically, money will
always be number two on a scale of importance,
with air being number one.
That doesn't mean that money should be one's
only reason for existence as that would
be a weird and unnatural form of money worshipping.
To function in society we have to have a
certain amount of money to operate comfortably.
That could mean $250 per week or $800 per
week depending on your circumstances and
your location. Anything above that survival
amount is less important than your health,
your family, your happiness, your friends,
and your spiritual life. Anything below
that amount becomes a struggle for survival
and should avoided at all costs.
is not the Root of all Evil
Many people form their opinions about money
from an early age. Unfortunately this means
that many untruths get picked up from those
in our life that mean well. One of the biggest
untruths is that money is evil and the cause
of all our problems. This may have come
from our parents or religious authorities
or mentors trying to teach us their beliefs.
True, money has been involved in many of
society's problems, but it is really the
people that are causing the problems. Money
is really just a tool that is used and abused
by people. While there are many people willing
to kill or die for money, there are more
people using money to heal the sick and
feed the poor.
A good person will do good with money, while
a bad person will usually do evil. A knife
shouldn't be labeled evil because of a few
bad people using them incorrectly.
can buy Happiness
Another common term that money has been
burdened with is that it can't buy happiness.
This is partly true yet mostly false. It
is quite possible to have very little money
and live a very happy and fulfilled life.
But if you have less money than is required
for survival and the bills are coming in,
your landlord is chasing you, and your children
are hungry.. how happy would you be?
I'm as hippy as the next dreadlocked, organic
eating, environmentalist at a music festival
chanting, but I believe that money can increase
my happiness. It makes me happy to give
to friends, to own a house, to eat organic
foods, to provide for my family, to wear
comfortable clothes, and to drive a car
that is friendlier to the environment.
Look at the two richest men in the world
as an example. Bill Gates is finding his
greatest happiness in giving his money to
those that are less fortunate. His friend
Buffett has pledged to give the
majority of his fortune to the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation. They are working
on solving some of the biggest problems
in society because they have the money to
do it. Very few wealthy people find happiness
in clinging to their great fortunes. They
find happiness in providing for their families,
their community, and even solving global
issues like Warren
Buffett and Bill
Gates are doing.
Even if you do believe that money is evil
and that money can't buy happiness, it is
hard to argue that your life would not be
better if you had a little more money. You
may not want a million dollar home or a
hundred thousand dollar sports car, but
being able to pay the bills on time and
eating good food should be the starting
point for any happy individual.
There are ways to increase the amount of
money you have with very little sacrifice
to your current lifestyle. There are ways
that are so simple that most people disregard
the advice because they think money is not
that easy to acquire. You don't needs accountants
and financial advisors or even a large income
to start becoming wealthy. All you need
is commitment, persistence, and time to
have more money.
10 Percent of Your Money
The path to becoming wealthy starts with
keeping at least 10 percent of all you earn.
It's a rule that is ignored only by those
with no money. The ten percent is not for
holidays or fast cars or a bigger house,
but for investing in assets that produce
an income and/or increase in value. As your
total income increases, your ten percent
increases and your tiny amounts that you
first started saving each week become larger
and larger. Your wealth snowballs with time.
If you are not wealthy I can guarantee you
that you don't use this technique. If you
are wealthy, there's a good chance that
used this technique or something very similar.
S. Clason wrote a little book of money
parables called the Richest
Man in Babylon. It's a book that
should be essential reading for everyone
that has less than $10,000 in the bank.
"Money is one of the most important
subjects of your entire life. Some of life's
greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest
disappointments stem from your decisions
about money. Whether you experience great
peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend
on getting your finances under control."
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