I wrote a
earlier this year for the
that mostly explains how I got to the point where I have a some decent savings in my savings account now. It wasn't a fun road, and it took me a while to figure out how to do it.
In terms of how I feel about it? I think that I'd be alot happier if I could care less about material objects, care less about how much money I'm earning, and instead of striving for more money so I can do xyz, be happy to live within my means and find happiness somewhere other than a store. But see, I get a kick out of spending. I get a kick of out owning nice things, and doing things that are brilliant and expensive. It pleases me to see the money in my savings account grow and grow, and to know that I can afford to travel the world, and will do so. Namely, so I can earn more money in a different currency.
I think that I'm fairly generous with money, if I have it. I don't mind spending money on other people, especially if they don't expect it or are in a position where they need help. I also know that if I'm anxious about something, I will irrationally throw my money at it. For example, I was so worried about a Hens Party that I threw for my best friend, because I was terrified that she wouldn't enjoy it, that I threw loads and loads of money at it. Now, penis shaped straws and funny costumes are a nice touch, yes, but it is not those details that are going to make the bride-to-be decide that yes, she is going to enjoy the party. Neither are the over the top spa party treats for the guests, or the fifty billion extra rolls of toilet paper I brought just in case we ran out during the wedding dress making. When I was going over all the details with her now husband, just to make sure that there wasn't anything in there that would make the bride feel uncomfortable, he told me that I didn't have to do so much, or spend so much. I replied, with much disdain, that this was not a rational action. If I'm anxious about an event (which, truth be told, if I'm hosting it, I'm going to be anxious) then it's likely I will throw all my money at it to feel better. It's one of those things that I'd quite like to grow out of.
And you? How are you and money these days??