What do people want more than love, respect or visual appearance? Surprise: money. Research after study continues to show that we believe funds are the key to happiness, and while I agree that monetary security is undoubtedly one factor to leading a well-balanced and fulfilled life, money alone does not buy the perfect life. The fact is that after you have sufficient cash to meet fundamental needs (i.e. meals, protection, etc.), incremental increases have little impact on your contentment. But, cash does offer you choices and chance.
What amazes me the most, considering our society’s fascination with money, is just how little individuals really know with regards to getting their share. We just anticipate that it is presented to us from some miracle place or greater power; a perception entitlement is normal. Big lottery earnings, windfall inheritances and “straight to the top” IPO’s are uncommon. I’ll let you in on the little secret — for many of us, it takes hard work, determined risks, some time, and even more importantly, financial literacy and training.
Individually, I have carried out a significant personal effort to create a whole new consciousness to the value of financial literacy whatsoever age group, earnings and …Continue Reading