Reflecting on your experiences in 2020 what new insights or lessons do you have about the role of money in your life?
And how will you apply them in 2021 and beyond?
I’m quite fond of this story “The Great Realisation” by poet Tomfoolery, from April. Rewatching it now still chokes me up.
My experiences over the past year reinforced some philosophies I have been working hard to embrace in spite of the elements that are counter-cultural.
They all relate to my ‘money for life’ philosophy of affording a life that lights me up by getting more life out of my money. I’ve been working on it for over 20 years, and it’s a journey rather than a destination.
- Quality time and connection with loved ones is precious and can suddenly disappear. I will continue to seek a harmony of trading money for time flexibility and freedom.
- Mental wellbeing and financial wellbeing are intrinsically linked. Adequate contingency savings provide priceless peace of mind, even when interest rates are zero.
- Mindful spending on what sparks sustainable joy rather than fleeting pleasure boosts the quality of one’s life.
- I want to continue learning about voting with my wallet in alignment with my desire for sustainable and ethical consumption. It’s so complex and I have much to learn.
I’d love to hear your reflections – e-mail me and let me know.