The Real Value of Money

People seem to fall into two camps about money: spend it now and enjoy it while you can, because you never know when your life will end – that is one approach. The other approach is to save for the future in hopes that there is a future to save for.

The latter group tend to be right if they are generally healthy because people live, as a general rule, longer today and need to save and plan for their future.

There is, however, another dimension to this. It is neither saving today to pay for tomorrow or spending today and the heck with tomorrow – it is about the value of being frugal to enjoy both today, and tomorrow if you are blessed with a tomorrow.

Holly Johnson wrote a great article about this recently on the Get Rich Slowly blog. It is about the real value of money, now and in the future. It was a lesson illustrated very clearly by a widow. In Lessons from a Widow we learn that the real value of money is how spend it now and in the future, how we save it and how we appreciate life not in terms of spending but in other terms. Everyone should read this article and learn from the wisdom of this widow. It is not about how much we spend now or later, it is about the quality of life, about valuing our time with others and learning how to use money to enhance those things through proper frugality.

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Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

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Daniel R. Murphy
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