A (mom’s) investing guide – you can start today with no money
Invest in eternal rewards.
Invest in people.
Invest in your relationships.
Invest in the intangible.
Invest in knowledge.
Invest in improving your health.
Invest in doing what you can to make the world a better place.
As a mother who has barely worked outside of the home for several years, I often feel the struggle within to contribute financially. It doesn’t help that my kids all have expensive tastes. I, however, love the thrill of hunting for bargains. For instance, today we went shopping for Easter clothes. I don’t do that every year and it’s been quite a long time since my boys have had new suits. The main reason is that they’ve had huge growth spurts for the past five plus years and to invest in a suit that would only be worn a couple of times seemed pointless to me. After a day of shopping, exhausted, I end up spending double what I had planned. And I only bought for three kids! But hopefully the suits will last a long time.
After this shopping “failure”, I’ve had to reflect on what’s really important. Money is only temporary. Easy come, easy go. Not sure about the easy come though. Definitely goes away very easily. I will try to focus on what investments really matter. And not get upset after bad investments. Life is too short.