Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Getting Rich...

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau

Let's talk about what riches mean to you. Is it money? More time? More friends? What exactly is it that the word "rich" brings to your mind? Have you ever spent an hour thinking about what you would do if you were richer?

Money is nice...if all you want is to buy what you need, or think you need. Maybe you would use money to buy the extras that you think you should have. Maybe you could use money to obtain some more time for friends or family.

More time is useful, or can be, if it's used for something worthwhile to you. Time is funny though. We try to save time so that we will have more time for something else...see? You can't really waste time if you are using it to do what you want. How can you waste time sitting on the porch , enjoying the view? The very fact that you are using the time to enjoy something means that you aren't wasting it...

Friends are another tricky thing when it comes to getting rich. If you have friends before you get rich, that's ok and they are probably still true friends. If after you get rich you find that you have a lot of new friends, be careful. Are they friends to you or the newly acquired riches? You can see that sometimes having more riches actually means you don't have more friends, but the same number or less! So riches aren't really a true path to more friends. Family is the only part of this whole equation that is true. Rich or poor, family is always family. That probably won't change one way or the other.

So now, do you still want to get rich? How much richer do you really want to be...? A lot or a little? And why do you want these extra riches...really! I have an idea I'd like to share. Instead of calling it "getting rich", how about we say "becoming better off financially"? That should cover most of the bases.

Now to help in that endeavor (becoming better off money-wise), I can offer a couple of suggestions. Two programs that come to mind right off are e2ePay and 10DollarsWonder. They won't make you rich, but might help to make you become better off. Another is SurfProfitPro. Take a look at these three programs, and I think you'll find that they might get you started in the right direction . Later, if you are still interested, I'll tell you about a couple of other programs that can also be a help to you.

For now, let's have some fresh coffee....I'll buy! (Just until you become better off financially, ok?)


blondie said...

Nice post Jim.
Always enjoy reading your thoughts.
Also enjoy sitting on the porch or patio, enjoying the view.
I have a very nice view of the Rocky Mountains from where I sit. And they're all covered in snow right now. Very pretty.
Have a great day!

HermitJim said...

As always, thanks for the kind words Blondie! It's truly a pleasure to hear from you, and I just knew that you would be the type of Lady to enjoy a good mountain view. Enjoy the day!