It’s all too easy to imagine that money is somehow tied to virtue: If you work hard, live a good life, and do the right thing, everything will work out. You’ll have a great, high-paying job, you’ll earn lots of money, and so on.
It would be nice if things worked that way. But they don’t. The truth is, money doesn’t really care what kind of life you live. Money doesn’t care what you do to earn it. And, if you’re ready to get serious about your finances, it’s important to embrace that truth, even if it kind of sucks.
Here are five more truths about money :
Like it or not, you can’t make more money by simply being a good person. The only way to make more money is to grow yourself and your skills. If you can increase the value you bring to others, you’ll put yourself in a position to earn more money.
And remember, money has no conscience, but people sometimes do. Don’t do anything that you feel violates your personal moral code or values. There’s no point in having a lot of money if you’re ashamed to look at yourself in the mirror every day.