Monday, August 3, 2015


                      There are so many trite sayings about money, but many of them are true.
“Money can’t buy happiness.”  “Money is the root of all evil.” “Money can’t buy you love.” “Money talks.” The reason these gems have been around for so long is that they are, at least partially true.  I would modify them a bit, however. “Money can buy temporary happiness.” “Money is the root of most evil, but sometimes evil feels good.” “Money talks, and I’m listening.” 

     If your budget is stretched like an elephant trying to get into an elevator, then take heart at the following:

     How many times have we heard the expression, “It’s going to be ok?” Now that’s really crap. We all know that sometimes it’s not so ok, and there is a fair amount of suffering involved before you get there. I would add “It’s going to be ok after you’ve suffered considerably.”

     Mr. Wonderful often talks about everyone else having more money than us. Maybe that’s true, but I wouldn’t trade some of their issues for their bank accounts. It’s all how we frame things, and in my frame, I want to cram everything good in there that doesn’t cause angst. Money is not on the list.