“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” (Benjamin Franklin)
The more I realize that money is not where we find our true happiness, the more I dream of a life where they are not a dominant factor or better yet, non- existent. It sounds a little bit strange, I know, but wouldn’t it be great to live a life where we wouldn’t have to worry about the money or even think about them?
“Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.” (Jack Benny)
Many are of the belief that if we just have enough money then we will have no money related worries, but I think that that is just not true. The way we deal with money is mostly related to the way we behave towards money. If we think that we don’t have enough now, then why do we think that when we will have more then we will be content? And even more importantly; how much is enough?
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” (Oprah Winfrey)
Dear husband and I have a dream about being self-sufficient. Part of that dream is “the farm”, not necessarily in the country side, but a place where we can live and work, grow our own vegetables and even have our own animals. The idea is to be able to take care of ourselves, without being dependent on anyone. Sounds a bit far of? I know, but to us that is what financial freedom is all about!
“Too many people spend money they earned.. to buy things they don’t want.. to impress people that they don’t like.” (Will Rogers)
Because we live in society surrounded by people, we are influenced by others whether we want it or not. It is not necessarily a bad thing unless it takes us away from what we want and we start to focus too much on what we think that others want.
Have you thought about what you want, for yourself, your family and your finances?