berry has attracted national attention in a big way
“The next big workout
fruit that packs a punch.”The
“Nature’s perfect food.”
The US Health and Sciences Institute
Açai berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world… It
is nature’s perfect energy fruit and the #1 super food for age defying
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of “the Perricone Promise”
Money is the number one topic couples argue about, and is a common
reason for divorce. Financial strain can also contribute to health
problems like stress, anxiety and even depression. The average
household carries some $7,000 as a credit card balance every month.
If not having money is bad, then having lots of it is certainly much
better then, right? Well, maybe not.
There’s no doubt that financial security can bring about a less
stressful environment in your home. It can also bring you
opportunities that you might not otherwise have. It should be every
household's goal to be free of consumer debt, but beyond that, the
amount of money that is "enough" widely varies.
We can get into trouble when we start projecting what's right for
ourselves onto others. The amount each of us needs can be very
different depending on where we live, our fixed expenses and what
our personal goals are. Someone may be very content on a small
income, while others with big aspirations or goals may be prompted
to "go for the gold". There's nothing wrong with either philosophy.
As the saying goes, “Different strokes for different folks.”
What numbers do you use to define who is rich or poor? The
government defines poverty lines according to income, but I think
we've all seen examples of families on very small incomes do better
with their money than those who make six figures. A net worth
calculator can be a valuable tool in letting you know if you're on
track in achieving your goals, but they're just that: YOUR GOALS.
Not your neighbor's goals. It's up to each and every individual to
define that for him or herself.
The slogan "He Who Dies with the Most Toys Wins" is a destructive
way to lead your life. If you're wrapped up in only accumulating
more things, you're bound to miss out on life's simple pleasures.
While material things can certainly enhance your life, they can't be
your main focus. Live your life in pursuit of experiences that
nourish your soul, and allow you to give back. Only then will you
truly feel rich.
Five Ways to Feel Truly Rich:
• Eliminate consumer debt and live within your means
• Live your life in gratitude of what you already have
• Develop relationships with family and friends
• Pursue goals that allow you to use your gifts and talents
• Give back to your community and causes you believe in
About the Author: Kimberly Danger is the owner and publisher of
Mommysavers.com, a site for moms living well for less. Portions of
this article first appeared in her blog, Forget the Joneses.