I like reading the latest financial tips as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s redundant. I know how to budget, save, and spend responsibly. I don’t need a daily article telling me to do all those things, I can write a book on that. (Oh wait, I did.) Anyways, instead of dwelling on the next money crisis or offering another seven-point list on how to side-hustle, let’s celebrate some financial success.
Yes, things are tough when you’re young because, like most, you may have started with zero, or negative zero, if you had student loans. After some time goes by, the small actions count. Little by little, the emergency fund gets funded, the necessities are bought, then the pleasures can follow. One day, going to work may not feel so bad and your life won’t depend on your next paycheck. It’s when you realize that you have money left over from your last paycheck. You get a few raises and promotions and there’s finally more money than month with a small checking account buildup. The money gods have smiled on you and you can start moving on to bigger and better. This is what’s known as financial satisfaction.