When I was young, I loved the sandbox. In there, I built sandcastles.
They were less castle and more ‘sand mounds’. Being the overly creative kid I was, I piled sand on top of each other and believed that the sand will take its natural form. It was the most beautiful mound I had ever laid my eyes on.
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This is Part II of how to be above your money. Part I is here.
In this part, we deal with the things that go in your head.
Continue reading “Put Yourself Above Money: Part 2”
Bills. Debt. Expenses.
I never liked those words.
Sure there are things like good debt, but the majority that rules this world is never welcomed. Don’t worry about the world for now. Worry about what is around you.
How are you doing with your finances?
Is it uncomfortable for you to answer that question? It’s alright, it’s the same for me too. I’ve had times where my money would be thinking for me. The (lack of) notes in my wallet made my decisions instead. It’s not a pretty sight.
Maybe you’ve experienced it too: not having enough money to hang out with your friends so often. Having trouble paying the bills.
Paying back the big D. That’s debt, in case anyone was thinking something else.
With a bit of planning and executing, I’ve organized my finances and I’m on my way to greater things. Money didn’t make my decisions, I did. It feels damn good.
I’m buying back my independence. Here’s how I am dealing with that.
Continue reading “Put Yourself Above Money: Part 1”
I earned so much money in so little time 2 years ago.
When I was studying in Japan, I was given the chance to be a dancing instructor to some Japanese kids in Gunma.
Continue reading “Time is Money: Using dollars per hour to waste less time”
I want to be rich.
Something wrong with that?
Rich in what? Money?
Because with money, I can do everything I want to.
Why don’t you just start now?
Because I don’t have money.
So you are waiting until you have money to do what you want?
So, what have you been doing until now?
What do you mean?
Haven’t you been doing whatever you want until now? Being with friends, family, shopping, traveling, stuff like that?
So, you had money.
No, not really.
What do you mean?
Well, I do, but…I want more.
Continue reading “The one reason why we want to be rich.”
We are all slaves in this day and age.
Have you ever met one?
They are lifeless in their eyes, you can see it. The poor souls, they wander. They don’t make decisions: their masters do. There is only one thought on their mind: How do I survive today?
Continue reading “Why we are slaves to money: 3 reasons”