I saw this post by @savinghalfourincome they have a ton of motivating posts if you are swimming in debt and fighting the battle to get it paid down.
For the most point I really agree with this post, but there are a few points that I disagree with that money can actually buy.
Money can indeed buy more time. In fact, wealth is all about time and money can buy you more of it. The overwhelming majority makes all their money trading their time for it so they don’t see how money can buy time.
I use money to buy time.... all the time.
The lawn guy buys me a couple more hours with my family each week.
The groomer washes our corgi when I don’t have time and frees up precious time.
My assistants over the years have created 1000’s of hours for me to focus elsewhere.
Our incredible team members also free up 1000’s of hours that we can use to spend with family or focus elsewhere.
I would argue that not only can money buy time, but it is absolutely one of the best uses for your money.
Money cannot add another day to your life, but it certainly can create time while you are alive!
Money can not buy joy, but it absolutely can buy happiness. Joy is an internal feeling that comes when you are at peace with who you are while happiness is more external and affected by people, places, actions and things.
Happiness is based on short term events and is always fleeting. Joy is what you are really after for long term contentment.
That being said money can buy you all sorts of happiness. Disneyland, travel, nice dinners, cars, clothes, etc. All of these will bring you happiness.
Remember happiness is fleeting and not lasting. Joy is what you are really after and money cannot buy joy as it is an internal peace you need to come to terms with and you can have joy whether you are rich or poor. But money can and does buy happiness every day.
Money absolutely can buy you health.
It costs a whole lot more to buy fresh vegetables, fruits and premium cuts of meats than cheap processed foods. However, a correct balanced diet will keep you healthier, taste better and if you unfortunately have a chronic disease, a top quality diet can improve the quality