It is commonly thought that money is the root of all evil. However, money is just as evil as guns. A gun is only lethal when used incorrectly. Money is only evil when it and the things it buys become more of a priority than those things that are truly important.
I can not be the judge or juror in anyone’s life, however when you make money a priority in life; you are missing out on a lot of good stuff. We need money to pay our bills and live our life but there is a fine line that is often crossed and people begin to put money before their family members. Have you ever heard of a family that began life altering bickering after the death of a loved one that didn’t have a will? They almost lose their minds scrambling to get something that wasn’t even theirs. It is not out of love for the deceased family member but out of love of money.
Want to know if the love of money has taken over your life? Ask yourself these three questions…
- How would I feel if I could only pay my bills and there was nothing left?
- How would I feel if I could never go shopping again?
- How would I feel if my friends and family knew the truth about my financial situation?
Love is a feeling that causes actions. If a negative reaction is your response to any of those questions then your emotions are attached to your finances and you need to think about the actions that follow to ensure you are living your priorities and not for the love of money.