You and Your Money

A Guest Post from Shell Tain:

You and Your Money

Shell Tain

Shell Tain the Money Untangler

You and Money are going to be in a relationship together for the rest of your lives. That’s the truth. Money will be there, in your life, one way or the other, until you die. People may come and go, even those dearest to you, but money will always be there.

If you knew, for certain, that you were going to be in a relationship with someone for the rest of your life, what kind of relationship would you want? And if money were a person and we could ask Money about your relationship together, what would it say about you? Would it say you are great friends? Would it say that you spend time together, lean on each other, keep up with each other? Or would it say that you never connect with it? That you only call on it when you are in trouble, and then you are angry with it? How do you treat this relationship between you and Money?

Remember, it’s you and Money, in it together forever.  What kind of relationship do you want? Think about your best friend. What makes that relationship work? How can you do that with Money? What do you want from Money, really want from it? Do you want it to be faithful? Dependable? Respectful?

Here’s a hint: whatever you want from Money, be that way with Money. We’ve all heard that phrase “be the change you want to see”. It works with money too. You’ll never have a less judgmental friend than money. It has no emotional attachment to results. It just reports them. Numbers, and thus Money, tell you where you are, and any emotion or judgment attached to that result is yours.

That’s actually the beauty of numbers; they just report data, not opinions. So, ponder your relationship with Money, and start right now making it a relationship you will want to be in, because it’s you and your money, in it together forever.

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