4 Reasons Why I Care About Money

4 Reasons Why I Care About Money

We need money to do the things we want. We also need money to pay for things we don’t want to spend money on.

As much as I’m a Frugal Fannie — grocery shopping at ALDI, packing my lunches and sharing a Netflix log-in with my sister — I still like to spend money.

Sure, I don’t want to be rich, but I don’t hate money either.

I actually care about money. (If you’re new here, you’re actually on a money blog. Hi!)

I care about money because:

  • It provides a financial cushion for when things hit the fan.

  • I’ve been generously given money and good things, and I have the opportunity to steward them well.
  • It allows me to live my best life now.
  • It can be an indicator of a job well done.
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Why I Don’t Want to Be [More] Rich

Why I Don’t Want to Be [More] Rich

While some kids grew up going on vacations to the beach, getting new cars when they turned 16 or shopping at Gap, I was not that kid.

I grew up on clearance shoes and simple contentment.

Money is great for so many things, but I don’t attach that much importance to it. 

On the world’s standards, I’m already rich — and that perspective keeps me sober about the value I put on money.

That being said, there are many reasons why I don’t want to be [more] rich. 
 

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Cheap Rent in Your 20’s: Holding On For All It's Worth

Cheap Rent in Your 20’s: Holding On For All It's Worth

Core expenses are where you have the greatest opportunity to save.

When you're aware of your core expenses — like housing, car payments, groceries — and do your best to keep them low, you have more control over your budget.

Once those expenses go up, it’s hard to get that margin back in your budget. (And that's called "Lifestyle inflation." It's a real thing.)

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Understanding Me + Money: Getting Clarity and Direction to Move Forward

Understanding Me + Money: Getting Clarity and Direction to Move Forward

Why do you want to understand your money?

Not everyone’s answer is the same.

And the fact that you’re here, reading this, means you’re considering making a change for Future You. (I’m proud of you!)

Ultimately, understanding your relationship with money will provide clarity and purposeful direction moving forward.

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