Home > Mom's Life > Family Finances > Saving Tips > Basic Rules for Financial Freedom: Get in the Wealthy Mindset

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Basic Rules for Financial Freedom: Get in the Wealthy Mindset

4 of 10
angry,scowling,piggybank

See Wealth as a Friend, Not an Enemy


We all have to handle money. We all have bank accounts and credit cards and loans and overdrafts and mortgages. We all deal with the paraphernalia of money every day of our lives. We all need/want more. So what's the problem?

It's all about what goes on in our heads. Like you, I handle money, spend money, and save money. And I want to do so more efficiently, more happily.

So before I could write this for you, I had to undergo a rigorous investigation of my own motives, myths, and inherent stuff. And I came to accept that money is neither good nor bad, neither friend nor foe. It is not the evil we have come to believe. Without it, life disintegrates. Money is the oil that smooths life for all of us.

Repeat after me: Money is fine. Money is great. Money is necessary. Money is okay. Money is my friend, not my enemy. Repeat this under your breath, of course, or your family and friends will think you've gone nuts. Learn not to fight money or be embarrassed about having it when you do.

Finally, having money, working toward getting wealthy, doesn't mean you have to change your politics at all. You can be left-wing -- radical even -- if you want. One of the richest men in Britain is a Labor minister (Lord Sainsbury). Having money won't detract from that at all. Having money won't lessen your spiritual virtues or your karmic harmonics or affect your future incarnations. I promise. What you do with it might, but money is inherently your friend, not foe.

Next: Understand that Money Begets Money

From The Rules of Money Copyright © 2007, FT Press. Used by permission of FT Press, and Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

To order this book, buy on Amazon.

highlights

Happy Surfing! 5 Safe Search Engines for Kids
These safe search engines for kids offer pre-screened sites and age-appropriate filters and content, so your child can have the freedom to browse the Internet while you have peace of mind that he's safe online.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Best School Supplies of 2015
It's time to stock up on the latest and greatest school supplies! Make sure your child has all the trendy accessories and must-have classroom staples he needs.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks