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Do you want more money?We_Buy_-_We_Value
Daft question.
We immediately say yes, without thinking.
Of course.
 
If we are asked what we want to do with this money we'll probably say: go on holiday, buy a newer/ bigger car, build a conservatory, get some clothes. Tick the one that applies to you or add your own.
 
Our perspective then is to look out into the world and want more. More money to get more stuff, to feel safer because the more we have the better off we are. Easy.
 
And yet we have so much.
 
It's a fair assumption if you're reading this that you have probably got some money. You will probably have more than enough to eat as well as access to unlimited supplies of clean water. You will live in a house with lots of stuff in it – computers, TVs, clothes, I could go on...
 
Yet our first response typically to being asked if we want more money is YES! I want more!
 
I'd like to suggest a revolutionary concept. Most of us don't need more. We need to look after what we have and to think about our automatic response – give me more. When Wendy and I moved to a smaller home in 2013, we were both shocked by the amount of stuff we had. It was ridiculous.. books we'd never read, DVDS from way back that we are never going to watch again, clothes we hadn't worn for years and so on and on.
 
In my work with clients we carry out a simple audit of their income and expenditure. It helps us to get clear about exactly where they are. Two things frequently emerge from this endeavour:
 
1)Most people have more income than they 'thought' they had.
2)Aside from the obvious expenditure on mortgage / utilities, most people have no idea what happens to their income. None. It disappears. Gone.
 
So we say we want more.
 
Most of us need to clear out the clutter from our lives and get a real understanding of where our money is going, so that we can decide if that's what we truly want. Only then will we be able to decide if we want more...
 
If you'd like to know more about this go to www.theminimalists.com
 
And if you want to take a long, cool look at your finances and where your money is going, call me on 07725 784 348 or email me at: nicholas@financiallifeplans.co.uk

Regards,

Nicholas.

Standing in the queue at the Orchard Cafe I found myself staring longingly at the beautiful chocolate cake on the counter. Lost in reverie I turned to the lady standing next to me and said, “This is definitely a good day for chocolate cake.”

“Oh yes,” she replied, “I haven't had any chocolate for a whole month...”

I looked shocked.

“I was doing a sponsored 'no chocolate month' for the British Heart Foundation. I've raised seventy pounds”

I looked at this lovely lady in amazement.

It happened to be the anniversary of my father's death. He died of a massive heart attack.

As my emotion welled up at the extraordinary synchronicity of the moment,  I reached into my pocket and handed her a note.

“You've just raised a bit more,” I said with a smile.

It felt good to be able to make that small gesture, to have some money in my pocket to offer.

The joy of being able to give to a cause that is meaningful to us is priceless.

Regards,

Nicholas.

NicholasLee