“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall” – William Shakespeare
When you take a look at the way the world runs, you could be forgiven for thinking that it pays to follow a less than honorable path in life. There’s lots of money to be made in the pursuit of nefarious activities, and they often provide a tempting lure for those who seek to get rich.
On the other hand, you will see decent, law-abiding citizens who have made positive contributions to society, struggling to make ends meet. In some cases, taking the righteous route can actually work to your detriment. When it comes to money, is there any value in being virtuous?
Last week, we looked at how the seven deadly sins – lust, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, wrath and pride – can negatively impact your finances. In the age-old battle of good vs. evil, let’s see how the seven cardinal virtues of money may counteract the destructive effects of the seven financial vices. Continue reading The 7 Cardinal Virtues of Money
Love is in the air, as many people become preoccupied with romantic thoughts when Valentine’s Day approaches. While love connections may be foremost on our minds at this time, we can also consider another important relationship that we all should enjoy – the one with our money.
A personal relationship requires understanding, respect and dedication to survive the test of time. Similarly, you need to develop a healthy rapport with your money if you wish to be financially successful. Let’s look at some tips that will help you to have a long and lasting money relationship. Continue reading A Long and Lasting Financial Love
Money is an essential part of our existence, as we need it to acquire the basic necessities and comforts of life. I always encourage persons to be more purposeful in their financial dealings and to constantly look out for opportunities to earn more income. Becoming more focused and productive is a key ingredient to attaining our goals.
While money is very critical for our well-being, it seems that in today’s society many of us place too much importance on money itself. Our thoughts, beliefs and fears about money can lead us to make unwise financial decisions, and very often our money attitudes can bring out the worst in us.
It seems that many of us have become enslaved by our desire for and dependence on money.
Continue reading Is Money Holding You Captive?