What monies did you spend this "holiday season"...?
Most people focus on that 4th one...give no thought to the more important 3. When my daughter was hospitalized, we found where our priorities were. There was no end to what I wish I had in the bank concerning all 4 "monies" and fortunately we had a lot sitting in there from our previous "deposits" (I hope this makes sense).
I committed with my wife to teach my children to not see this time of year as about presents but to teach them the value of my money system. I watch people going inhumane trying to get some toy before someone else gets it as if that toy will be remembered in 6 months. My infant son can't remember where he left his other hand (haha) but he knows to come to me. My children remember events from years ago b/c the types of monies I chose to spend are still drawing interest (both positive and negative – something to really think about!).
Let’s raise up a generation that really has their priorities right...a generation that spends more time, compassion, and affection for one another as opposed to merely finances. The first 3 will always yield the 4th...but focusing on the 4th doesn't necessarily do anything for the first 3.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!
That's my take anyways! Great question!!!
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