What could you do if you had a MILLION dollars?
Would you purchase a house and travel the world? Would you save it for retirement? Would you give it away to your local church or charity? Take a moment and think about it……
There are only three things you can do with money:
It would be easy to do all three if you had a million, so what if you only had one thousand? If you are out of debt then you should also do All of the above. Enjoy the money you get by spending some of it on yourself, but don't blow it all or you may be calling on the Social Security Office at retirement age because you need the SSI check. And don't save every bit of it or you could grow up to be stingy and no fun.
There is one sure-fire way to get money – WORK. Work is a sure-fire money-making scheme, and you have to WORK at saving, spending, and giving too:
WORK on controlling your SPENDING (so you have money left to do the other two things)
WORK on SAVING or you will be caught short when an unexpected event happens – and you can expect an unexpected event will happen to you at some point in your life.
WORK on GIVING your money away. Giving isn't a natural human characteristic, but it is an acquired character trait. You don't believe me? Get out of debt, save some money, then give a bunch of it away. Believe it or not, you will feel GREAT!