Money is great! In this day and age, money is not only great, but absolutely necessary. Besides water, it is possibly the next most essential thing in life. Naturally health, love, family, friendship, fitness, and happiness are all really important as well, but how do we eat, or pay rent, or other monthly expenses without any money? Until we fundamentally alter society, money will always be number two on a scale of importance, with water being number one.

Money shouldn’t be your only desire, for living as that would be an unusual and grotesque form of money worshipping. To operate in society we have to have a reliable amount of money to function comfortably. That could mean $300 per week or $900 per week contingent on your contexts and your location. Anything higher up than the survival amount is less important when compared to your health, family, friends, and happiness. Anything below the survival amount turns into a struggle and should be avoided at any cost.

Money Is Not the Root of All Evil

Many people base their beliefs about money from an early age. Regrettably, this means that many false statements are interpreted from those in our life that mean well. Among the largest untruths is that money is evil and the cause of all our troubles. This may have come from our parents or religious figures or mentors attempting to teach us their notions.

Admittedly, money has been involved with many of society's troubles, but it is genuinely the people that are inducing the problems. Money is actually a tool that is misused and molested by people. Although there are plenty of people prepared to kill or die for money, there are plenty more people utilizing money to cure the sick and feed the unfortunate.

A positive person will do good things with money, while a negative person will typically do evil. A bat shouldn't be labeled evil because of a couple of negative people using them unjustly.

Money Can Buy Happiness

Another usual term that money has been encumbered with is that it can't buy happiness. This is partially true yet by and large false. It is rather conceivable to have very little money and live a really happy and satisfied life. But whenever you have less money than what is required for survival, and the bills are coming in, your landlord is chasing after you, and your babies are hungry... how happy would you be?

Look at the two most abundant men in the world as a good example. Bill Gates is discovering his happiness in giving his money to those that are more inauspicious. His friend Warren Buffett has committed to give most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They are working at figuring out some of the worst problems on planet earth since they have the money to do it. Very few affluent people find happiness in clutching their great fortunes. They find euphoria in providing for their families, their community, and even resolving worldwide issues like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Grow Your Money

It doesn’t matter if you do think that money is evil and it can't buy happiness, it is hard to reason that your life wouldn't be fuller if you have a bit more money. You may not desire a million dollar home or a hundred thousand dollar sports car, but being competent to pay the bills on time and eating nutritional food had better be the starting point for any cheerful individual.

There are ways to grow the amount of money you have with very little sacrifice to your current lifestyle. There are formulas that are so childlike that most people brush off the advice because they believe money is not that easy to gain. You don't need accountants and financial advisers or even a great income to embark on becoming wealthy. All you need is dedication, perseverance, and time to have more money.

Keep 10 Percent of Your Money

The way to becoming wealthy begins with retaining at least 10 percent of your income. It's a principle that is brushed off only by those without any money. The ten percent isn't for vacations or fast cars or a bigger house, but for investing in assets that bring forth an income and/or grow in value. As your total income grows, your ten percent grows and your small amounts that you first began saving every week become larger and larger.

If you're not wealthy I will guarantee that you don't use this process. If you're wealthy, there's a fortunate chance that you applied this technique or something identical. I highly recommend a book by George S. Clason called The Richest Man in Babylon. It's essential reading for everyone that has less than $10,000 in the bank.

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.”

Maya Angelou Quote