Monthly Archives: April 2015

30Apr/15

Material wealth is not a problem or a need.

Many of us are not fully or consciously aware of our deepest beliefs about money and things–what we’ll call material wealth.

It can be because we were taught a simple philosophy around working for what you get, so no need to get deep about it.

Or sometimes we aren’t taught much at all, so we just muddle along, trying out best to make ends meet. We scrimp and save.

Whatever keeps us connected to, or disconnected from, material wealth, one thing is for sure: we don’t need to judge it. Continue reading

09Apr/15

Cash in your head, but not your heart.

18th Century satirist Jonathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels) delivers one of my favorite quotes about money, which inspired this post’s title.

Swift said, “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” We should feel good about what we do, deep in our hearts, and know our worth.

At the same time, isn’t it unwise not to think about money? We need to know about it so we can deal with it consciously, and make sound choices.

Speaking of choices, another favorite money quote comes from circus-man P.T. Barnum: “Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant.” Wow, right? Continue reading