6 things you need to know about money
SEE ALSO :Detectives quiz Waititu's entire cabinetMoney acts like a magnifying glass to people’s true personalities and intentions. If you were a generous person before having money, you’ll probably be even more so when you have more money to give. On the other hand, if someone was a jerk before they got money, they’ll probably just become jerks with money. Money opens more doors, allows one to act quicker, and affords access to more resources, tools, and toys for whatever one wants to achieve. According to alux.com, “Money doesn’t change people, it strips away the vulnerability of being poor and gives them a platform to be as they really are.” 3. Don’t spend it before you earn it A sure way to remain poor is to keep spending money before you’ve earned it. You will be stuck in a vicious cycle of borrowing from Peter to pay Paul, buying needless things you can’t afford, and chasing money. Additionally, debt makes you pay even more thanks to interest. Nathan Morris, a personal finance expert says “Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.” When you’re bogged down by debts, you’re always playing catch-up with the present and don’t have enough energy to move into the future. If you have to borrow, make sure the money is for worthy expenses and have a reasonable repayment plan.
SEE ALSO :Timeless lessons from a rich dadIdle money can lose value, so don’t let your money get bored. For instance, if you hid Sh10,000 in a mattress today and retrieved it in 10 years’ time, it would have lost a significant percentage of its marketplace value. This happens because of inflation, rise in property prices, developments, rise in the cost of living and so on. After putting away enough money for a rainy day, use the rest of your money to build, invest and grow things. View your money as your own personal army -- send it out to the financial battlefield to fight for you. Some soldiers will die or be taken prisoner, while others will come home victorious with prisoners. Like a good general, have a sound battle strategy that will ensure you get the best possible outcomes. 6. It can only solve money-related problems To a poor person, money seems like the answer to every problem. This is why poor people can’t understand why a wealthy person would be depressed or suicidal. Unfortunately, money will only solve your money-related problems. Once you have money, you realise that there are problems in life where money has little to no power. For instance, after your basic needs are met, more money won’t necessarily make you a happier person. Also, giving your children money or expensive toys won’t make up for your absence. Stop and think before throwing money at every problem.
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