It may be that the one thing we all have in common is that we don’t actually need more money. We may still want more money, but the fact is that most of us do not need more. The desire for more money may become a pervasive aspect of our existence. We get confused because we don’t know the difference between wants and needs. We get overwhelmed with the emotions that come up around money and possessions. Perhaps, according to this article, we can show more restraint when we spend and then investigate the feelings that monetary restraint causes. Maybe we need to consciously cultivate attitudes of gratitude and contentment. Maybe it’s as simple as not comparing yourself to others.
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.