The fact that we need money it cannot be denied. We need money to pay our bills, for our education. But here comes the following question. What is the right way to treat money? How canwe live a meaningful life without money worries?
“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.”-Jonathan Swift
This quote is meaningful, in my opinion it captures the essence of how our attitude toward money should be.
The most important thing is not to think about how to make money but how to manage it. There are a lot of examples of people who make a lot of money but live in a financial mess. The money should never be your main motivation, your decisions must not be driven by money. Unless you want to be wealthy but feel empty on the inside. For living a meaningful life is to contribute to a cause that you care about.
The following tips will help you a lot:
- Ask one question. What can I contribute? How can I make a difference? Let’s find our cause. In which place do you want to and can make a difference? Something that you do not like about this world we are living, and you think you can do something about it.
- Make your cause your motivation. After tip 1 and if you implement it then make it your main reason for doing things.
- Educate yourself in personal finance. When it comes to dealing with money you have to know some things so go out and educate yourself. One good resource is Investopedia.
- It’s good to have your own system to manage your money. Tracking your expenses, and making rational decisions. Do you know how much money you spent last month? And do you know exactly what you spent it on? Then you have to start tracking your expenses. And try to concentrate on what you really want to achieve in life. In what area your money should be spent to.
Applying these tips you will get the best of the above mentioned quote(“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart”).