Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Debt Quote Tuesday Brought to you by Ieva

An amazing and incredibly supportive friend of mine has contributed today's debt quote:
“Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around"
-Thornton Wilder
While this quote is almost certainly about charitable giving/ philanthropy, I'm in no place at present to be "spreading the wealth" as I haven't any. However I do find much wisdom in this statement even in my present situation (horrendously in debt). Money like manure if strategically placed can be very productive. Money needs a purpose. Every dollar that comes in should have an assignment. At least for me, when the money comes in if I don't give it a purpose right away then it just gets spent. And most of the time no one in the family has any idea what it was spent on. It's okay if its assignment is simply "food money" or "emergency fund" money. Those categories might be broad seemingly un-purposed but no, at least those few dollars have a job to do.

Too many of us just let our money sit there like poop instead of putting it to work. Let's face it when money is left to sit the dung beetles carry it away. Every dollar should have a name, a place in the field, a job to do. We work hard for our money. It should work for us too.

Ah ha, I didn't spend any money today though! NO SPEND day number 16 of 2013 DONE.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. It makes perfect sense too. It's too easy to use money left in your bank account! I set a budget then sweep anything over that amount into savings as soon as I get paid. That way you're forced to stick to your budget too!