There are many people that say money is not important. Some say love, or children, or fast cars are more important than money. Well, I’m not sure. But this I know, money is important, at times when, for example, your rent is due or you need to make a mortgage payment. That happens almost every month or so. At times like these, you really need to have money.
Let’s look at love, children, and fast cars in that order, and see how they stack up against money.
What about love? You can’t pay your rent, for example, with love. At least, not the love I am thinking of; and the kind of love I am thinking of is that special warm emotion you have for your dog, for example. It just won’t work. You can’t trade that especially warm feeling to pay your mortgage or electric bill.
And children, what about them. It would be great, at least some of the time, if you could pay your bills with your children. Just give them away at the beginning of the month and, when the bank was tired of them, they might give them back in a week or so (once the bank realized they truly are a handful). If I could pay my mortgage that way, that would be so cool. But, where I live, that doesn’t work either.
What about cars? It is not really practical, that is, to pay your rent with your fast car. But I suppose that would work. It just wouldn’t work for long, assuming you only had one fast car. I don’t see that as a long term solution. You need money.
Money is one of the best things to have when you need to pay things like: mortgages, visa bills, rent, utility bills, car payments, orthodontic invoices, and so forth. And, believe me, (and I know you do) the list of bills to pay can get long; very very long. Money is important. Bob Proctor, in his book, You were born rich, says “there can be no denial of the fact that money is important to any person living in a civilized society…. to argue that it is not as important as this or that, is absurd. For nothing can take the place of money in the arena in which it is used”. Well said, Bob.
Why do I bring this up? Although we all know money is important, a lot of people don’t seem to treat their money with much thought or concern. I see people that work hard for their money, and they treat that precious financial resource carelessly, and even with total disregard. It seems a pity to me. In fact, it drives me crazy.
This is where my medium blog comes in. I am here to write about money, how to hang onto more of it, to give a few ideas, and tell you about some of my mistakes and triumphs along the way. Will you be able to glean something from my thoughts, I don't know? I hope so. But either way, I will be enjoying this new world of writing I have discovered.