1 – True or False. You can never have enough money.
I think up to a certain point, you won’t have enough money. There are things that are much more important in life than money, shelter, water and a supply of food. If you have those three things, plus companionship, you are as rich as you need to be. Anything beyond that is somewhat pointless.
However human nature always drives us to have more than other people. Just look at the likes to Bezos and Musk. Even with the billions of dollars of wealth they have and control, they still want more.
2 – Will money solve all your problems? Why or why not?
I think having enough money to guarantee a roof over my head, food for the family, and maybe a little extra to spend on experiences, I would be satisfied. The constant grind of needing more money to put myself ahead of others is what kills me.
3 – Agree or disagree. I will not buy something unless it is new (e.g. furniture, car, clothes).
I think there are some things that I would rather buy new than others. It is always nice to have new things, but sometimes the act of buying something new is enough to satisfy that craving.
4 – Is it important to save for a rainy day (aka emergency fund)?
In the world we live in, I think an emergency fund is necessary. Help often takes time to arrive be it from family, friends or the government. Yes you might be able to scrape something together if you are in dire straits, but having some emergency funds will help calm my nerves.
5 – Complete the sentence. If I win millions in the lottery I will __________.
Ask where the lottery ticket came from. I don’t buy lottery tickets.
However if I did buy one, and we won millions of dollars, I would certainly pay off all our debts, take the family on a nice holiday somewhere new, put all the money aside in an account, and not touch it for 12 months. Yes it sounds boring, but I need to kill the impulse desires to just spend willy nilly.
Bonus: Dating costs money: dating apps, outfits, grooming, and the date itself. Tell us how you plan to make a great cheap date?
A nice meal in a restaurant or pub, a quiet drink or two, and find a nice park overlooking a beach on a warm summery evening to just talk and listen to the waves crashing on the beach.