In organizing our computer files and our paper…I thought the next logical area of our lives was our money. This may not be the post you think it will be though.
I won’t be giving you advice on budgeting or on how to save for retirement or that next big vacation.
Money is a touchy an highly emotionally charged topic. There are thousands of articles and posts and ideas about how to make money, make extra money, invest money, manage money, spend money wisely and many other things you can do with money.
There are also a thousand ideas about the good money can do and the evil money can create.
Like I said–money is a highly charged subject. What I am talking about here is the respect of money–having control of your money so it does not control you.
I have been very fortunate to have a healthy respect for money, and to have been given direction by a very intelligent person. I am not greedy, I work hard, I save, and I pay all my bills on time. I’ve made money mistakes and I have fixed them.
Not everyone has a relationship with their money like that. And so many people feel “disorganized” when it comes to their money. There is always more month at the end of the money because of the decisions we make.
If you really think about it money is just something we exchange for something else. Simple.
So here are my suggestions on organizing your money. Make an honest living and collect your money. Save some and spend some, but don’t spend more than you make.
Of the amount you spend, make sure you are generous with people who need it more than you do. The money you give away usually comes back to you doubled.
And my final piece of advice on organizing your money:
Don’t pretend you don’t understand money,or how you never have enough. We make choices everyday that disorganized our financial lives.
Today, start fresh, make the choices that will lead to an organized financial life. Like organizing your computer files and the paper in your life, organizing your financial life takes work–but once you set up a system–you just have to maintain it.
Money comes and money goes. Enjoy it, save it and share it–every step of the way!
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