My mentor on personal finance would often say, ‘Show me your checkbook and I’ll tell you what you truly care about.’ For those of you who don’t know what a checkbook is let me rephrase, ‘Show me your online account statements and I’ll tell you what you truly care about.’ So, what does your spending reveal about you?
What do you want to experience most in your life? Ask this question to enough people and you will find happiness to be one answer that comes up more than any other. Probe a little deeper and you’ll find that many people believe happiness is directly tied to money. Can money really provide lasting happiness?