I applied for a new job today. I will make less than what I currently do, but I would be much happier than I am at my current job. I am reminded though that money can’t buy you happiness!
The place I work is a LTC facility. All they care about is bringing in top dollar from the people that we take care of. The ancillary staff will never receive any of that money. Only the corporation, the corporate employees and administration will. When the facility looses money it is blamed on the Nurses and Nursing assistaints. We are not valued at all.
So after 9 years of bullcrap I applied at a smaller LTC facility that is not a large cooperation. They care about people. They value the residents and staff members. So I might make a dollar less, for less stress. Its worth it!
I finally have it all. A job where I am valued. A beautiful family. A wonderful husband, a happy marriage, and a beautiful baby boy.
However I am reminded of the mounting pile of debt I have. Student loans I will never be able to pay off. Medical bills from my sons birth. Then at the end of the day, I come home to a cramped one bedroom apartment that all three of us can barely move in, because we can’t afford anything else. Our fridge is almost empty because we only have 150 dollars to spend on groceries a month. Yea money can’t buy happiness, but it can pay off debt and give my family more room grow. Mabie even a decent meal. I am reminded rasing the minimum wage isnt enough. Our Government and Companies need to be held accontible and responsible from stealing money from the poor middle class, students, and the elderly. But, money can’t buy happiness. Right?
9 thoughts on “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can get you out of debt!”
Many people who have the money… Take it for granted, this is why it’s easy to say ‘Money doesn’t by Happiness’. But the reality is, money is a tool just like everything else… The only difference is, it helps you to PAY for EVERYTHING ELSE!
Very true. It doesnt buy happiness, but it makes living easier.
Yes… But the fact that it is in the hands of so few is nothing new… It has always been so from the start of time!
Yes I see that now. It even mentions it in the Bible! Jesus was an enlightened man that was trying to warn us of the Pharisees/bankers. (corporate interests) This is something further I would like to research to include in my blog.
A good book to read is ‘The Richest Man of Babylon’ I just also wrote a 7 part blog series on the first 4 ‘Cures for a lean purse’ … The 21st century is that of information overload, this is why we now know about the privilege few, but in reality… The either made better financial decision or were lucky to be born in a well off family! The Chinese have a saying, “it takes 3 generations to loose all the money!” But when struggling day to day, all you see is the lack of and that is hard!
I will take a look at your blog and check that book out. Sounds interesting. Thanks.
You are welcome. I hope you enjoy the book.
Time keeps moving on and things change over a period of time, these ups and downs are the spices of life which makes it worthwhile. I remember similar times when we got married, living in a similar tiny one bedroom apartment, challenging financial situations, exhausting all the money by the end of the month. Once it was a weekend just before the payday, most of the grocery items were out of stock at home, nothing left in the bank and barely anything in cash. My wife cooked rice at home mixed with potato and onions (that was the last of the veggies left in the refrigerator), carried it with chilled bottles of water to a public lawn area near by (India Gate in Delhi) and had an amazing dinner under the stars, kept talking and walking around for hours till we felt completely exhausted. It is one of the sweetest memories that I will always carry in my heart. Then kids were born and they brought their own luck, our financial conditions improved drastically, I got better job, wife also started getting regular projects which she loves to do and which pays her good money too. We moved into our own home, then even a better bigger one and now those days seems like far away in the distance. But still I love those early days after our marriage when we struggled with our finances, had never enough to splurge, street food snacking together was so exciting, still we try to relive those memories whenever we get some personal time away from the kids by going to the same street food vendors – some of them remember us from those good old days.
Kids bring their own luck into the family, things will change, you will have better days in the future. And these memories will be something you may forget completely, then sometime they will came back to you and may bring a smile on your face thinking about how much things have change, how times have change…
Few years back some unplanned expenditure happened, the credit cards were there but we were completely out of cash in hand or in our saving bank account. It was a kind of panicky situation and then my wife reached into some secret part of her cupboard and digged out some cash, which she has been keeping aside regularly just for these kinds times :-). This is some kind of Indian/ cultural way of saving for the rainy days I guess. I remember my mother finding money in the diary my father used to keep, after he died, she never spent it, just kept it aside, we still have that, as part of memory of our parents now that even mom has passed away.
I just stumbled upon your blog and loved this piece, wishing you well, God bless your whole family.
Thank you so much! And thank you for sharing your story. Glad to know there are others in the world that have gone through this as well. I am most thankful for my family. My husband, my son my Mom and Dad, and My brother. I only hope sometime I will be able to repay them for all their kindness and support. That is why I write. I hope to get published. Make a decent living, and be able to help them on their time of need. God blees your family as well and, continued blessings to them as well!