Most of us don’t think of finances as being a source of joy. Sure, your finances can buy you a few cool things and afford you a lifestyle that makes you happy… but does each component of your financial life spark joy?
Values are shaped by many forces. All too often, we’re told what our values should be. It can happen as subtly as observing our friends’ lives and desiring what they have, to the blatant advertising we are bombarded with every day in the media.
The single biggest mistake I see in budgeting is in how people determine what they’re spending. Technology has changed the way people manage their finances, but you must be sure to use it in the right way.