“The lack of money is the root of all evil.” — Mark Twain
You can do all of these things and still not get any closer to reaching financial balance in your life, because you’re aspiring to live someone else’s life. Your heart will still ache. You will still feel financially behind.
Who were you supposed to be? An astronaut? A gardener? A chef? A writer? Who did you leave behind for the sake of financial security? What was your mission before life got in the way
You can’t buy your partner happiness anyway.
Money is a curious thing. When you go after money like a goal, it punishes you. Piles of crap later, you inevitably feel like you’ll never have enough. Like you’ll never be enough.
The truth is that every seemingly small decision we make regarding how we spend our money (on what and on whom), invest, or save, says something big, personally and collectively.
Without capital, without money to fund your brilliant idea, you’re just another dreamer.
Especially in your 20s, you’re going to have a lot of money questions that you don’t have the answers to. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is ignoring those questions.