I recently took this Materialistic Value Survey for fun over at Beyond the Purchase and I was shocked that my results for being materialistic was double the average. I will admit that I do want more than I currently have. Who doesn’t! One of the questions that may have skewed my results was “Do you admire people who own material possessions?” I do admire people who have possessions they can afford, not people who can’t afford the possessions they have. There’s a big difference. Not only do I admire people who have things they can afford, I am fascinated by them.
When someone has worked their whole life to accomplish what they want, and obtained it legally, that’s impressive. I should also mention, and they’re happy! Even more impressive!
I do think about money a lot! My fiancé is probably sick of hearing me talk about money, saving, budgeting and so forth. It’s a good thing I discovered blogging. This is a great outlet to get it out, especially for the days he doesn’t want to hear it.
Looking back on my life, I’ve always been fascinated with how people handle their money and how they got to where they are financially. I remember when my niece was younger and I told her to go read a book and she went through my collection of books and said “all your books are about God and money.” I remember thinking is that a good or bad thing and maybe I need to start reading some other books.