Happy Friday! And welcome to November. There are 59 days left in 2018. What are you working on in these final two months? When are you wrapping up work and heading into the holidays?
This week we’ve got articles on things that take on the bigger picture surrounding money. Money is about the nickels and dimes and the investing accounts, but it’s also about our relationship to ourselves and each other.
We’ve got our next event coming up in Austin on November 12th. It’s FREE and we’ll be talking about setting a holiday budget and how to talk to your family about money. Join us for Brave Conversations: How to Financially Handle the Holidays!
Three Personal Finance Articles By Women This Week
A Tale of Two Races, by Waffles on Wednesday
I say this often; so little of talking about money actually has to do with money. A lot of it has to do with feelings, personal histories, race, social structures, and what is happening to use moment by moment. This piece really covers that mindset, and is a good reminder for us all to try and see things from another perspective before we judge.
Is Your Bucket Overflowing?, by My Little Blue Kayak
It’s a hard time to be a human. I think lots of people will agree with that. And that’s one reason it’s all the more important to stay in touch with our humanity. To stay kind. To keep giving. This post is a short synopsis of the book ‘How Full is Your Bucket’ that asks readers to examine how full they are themselves, and how they contribute or take away from other people. It’s a nice reminder that we can refill someone’s bucket- and our own0 with our actions.
I am firmly in the camp that money does buy happiness, in that is buys food, shelter, medicine, clothes, and thus, it buys peace of mind. It buys safety. Money buys health.
For those who are middle or upper class, and already have their immediate needs taken care of, the question can become a little more theoretical. Once we reach a certain income level, money stops meaning as much. (Formerly that income was $75,000 a year. Now it’s $105,000 a year.)
And then we’re left with our attitudes, action, and our mindset. How do we use money? How do we think about it? What does it make us feel? This article was a take on changing mindsets to change how upper middle class people can see money.