Values and Money Impact Whether You’ll be Wealthy or Not
“Values are the principles that guide you through every day, every task, and every encounter with another human being; even if you are unaware of what those values are.” By Richard Bolles in What Color is Your Parachute?
In another lifetime, when I worked as a career counselor, Bolles work influenced me in many ways. His wisdom far surpasses the career field and invades every aspect of life. Values and money are inextricably intertwined and can help you live a richer and happier life. I wrote this article initially in 2010 and believe the topic deserves an overhaul. As I enter the last trimester of my life, I reflect on how all of the years of saving, investing and deliberate spending have brought me to surpass my retirement number. If you consciously understand how values and money impact your life, you’ll be happier and wealthier.