You are someone for whom scarcity has loomed large. You may have accrued some debt over the years, some of it on your credit card, the rest used to pay for your college education. You may not have much money now, and you’re beginning to wonder whether struggling just to get by is what will always be in store for you. The future may not be looking gloomy, only exceptionally trying. Added to these worries is the fact that you fancy yourself a creative person, someone closely or loosely associated with the arts, someone who has lived quite unconventionally at that. This fact makes it even more difficult for you just to “take any job,” to “just grow up,” “to just be a sell out,” or to even be qualified to do the sort of work that is well-paid, though nauseating. For you, knowing what is enough remains as elusive today as it did some years ago.
Using Money Well
This 56-page book, Money Rules for Simple Living: A Very Brief Guide, is written with you in mind. What makes it a “very brief guide” is the tightness of its focus.
In it, I seek to ask and answer two basic, everyday questions about our relationship to money:
- How do we best consider what we should acquire?
- How do we use well the money we have?
4 Stages of Learning
I imagine that you the pupil are a young money practitioner who is setting out on the path to learn how to use money with proper care and ease. Accordingly, I outline four stages of learning how to become a “master” in the right use of money:
- Grasping a fundamental set of rules associated with what is necessary, unnecessary, and superfluous.
- Coming to an aesthetic appreciation of what you have.
- Being properly generous when you have more than just enough.
- Being magnanimous when you happen to have greater abundance.
You’re welcome to read the first 12 pages of the guide: Money Rules For Simple Living Excerpt.
$6 Money Rules
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Expect to receive your copy the same or the following day. I hope this document helps you to come to a sense of ease about using well the money you have.