Posted: Monday, December 6, 2010 9:22:39 PM
Money is special. Money is great. Money is valuable. Money is not meant to be spent willy-nilly. Money is meant to be used only when you need it. These are the rules of money management for myself. That is how I view money. Money can get you what you want, but you've got to be careful with it. It doesn't grow on trees, like mom said. From when I was a kid, my parents always taught me that money was valuable and when one wants to spend it, one must be sure of it. They also told me to spend money wisely, that good money management could get anyone through any finical situation. So, already, from a young age, I was raised to be careful and reasonable with money. Money is an object to me. And it'll always be. I must confess that I'm hesitant to spend money. So, already, I was well prepared to save money. So, save money, I did, and am still doing. Im saving every cent I get in my wallet. Six months ago in July of 2010, I made a promise to myself that any dollar that goes into my wallet wouldn't come out until May of 2011, and that promise is succeeding. “Why are you saving up?” You may ask. Well, you see, I want to have enough money so that I can be comfortable and prove to myself that I can manage money when I want to. So, I'm saving up, and I'm succeeding, and I'm happy with the way that things are turning out in relation to how I am handling money.
But, what about money itself? Well, I feel that money is important, but its a double-edged sword that can harm as much as it does good, and I'm trying to make it do good. Money is important to life, yes. But money can harm people, it can destroy lives, and in some cases, even kill. But, on the other hand, money can save people, help them and improve them. Money is not to be used lightly, it is a tool, such as a hammer. Its up to you to decide if you want that hammer to fall on the people around you or for you to use it and build a house, figuratively speaking. Thats my philosophy on money... balance, and wisdom. Those are the keys to handling money.