The word “job” is really an acronym for “just over broke”. Too many people toil their lives away at a job for 45 years and end up having to squeak by every month on Social Security or work as a greeter at Walmart. I have nothing against greeters at Walmart, but by the time you retire you should have a choice about what you want to do with the rest of your life. If that is to be a greeter at Walmart because you enjoy the social interaction, then that’s great. It shouldn’t be because you need the money.
We are doing exactly as we have been programmed to do. We are taught that we need to study hard in school and go to college so that we can get a good job making a good salary. Once you have accomplished that you’re set for life, right?
No. Not for most people.
The first thing you do when you get your paycheck every month is pay the bills. What’s left over is what you get to live on. There isn’t much left for that is there? Maybe enough to take the family out for dinner or to see a movie once. If an emergency comes up then it goes on the credit card. Now there are more bills for the next payday and even less money left over.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You just need to learn about money. How to make it and how to use it. Our school system doesn’t teach us how to make money. It isn’t designed to. You wouldn’t go to a drowning person to learn how to swim, so you can’t expect a teacher, who is paid only a little, to teach you how to get paid a lot.
And you deserve to make a lot of money. We live in a world that has a lot to offer, but you have to have money to experience it.
Before we go any farther we have to get one thing clear. Money is not the root of all evil. The love of money is. Money is a tool and nothing more. You shouldn’t love money any more than you would love a hammer or a pencil.
Money is also how we keep score in our society. You make money by providing a service. If you aren’t making much money then you aren’t providing enough service.
Don’t forget that.
Now for what this blog is about. For the past couple years I have been studying people who are making a lot of money and I want to share what I have learned. I am really just getting started on this journey and I will use this blog to share what I have learned and how it is working for me. I want you to join me on this adventure and to share your comments with me and everyone else.
Will you join me?
Next time I will write about Multiple Sources of Income.