Are You Making Investments in Life?

Day 6/365 : When I was happy to hold all this moneyJoshua Becker’s recent post on Becoming Minimalist is an excellent look at how we spend our money in terms of investments and sunk costs. He writes:

“Not every dollar spent is a poor decision. Not every purchase is a bad one. Not every expense is wasted.

In Accounting terms, there is a difference between a sunk cost and an investment. A sunk cost is money wasted, never to be recovered. But an investment is very different. An investment is money spent for the purpose of long-term (or short-term) gain. And while not every investment pays off in the long-run, some rewards are worth the risk.

I have found this to be a helpful distinction as I evaluate my spending and my purchases. Some purchases are worth the expense because they result in short or long-term gain—and I am not just talking about financial returns.”

What may surprise you are the non-financial returns Becker tells us about. Read the rest here and let us know what you think.

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Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
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