Worst Monday blog post ever???

August 31, 2009 · 8 comments

I know, I’m super lame and breaking blogging code right now. Monday is suppose to be the highest traffic day of the week for bloggers, thus it makes sense to post your most intriguing article on a Monday. Right?

Well, I dropped the ball and let the weekend get away from me. It’s 12:50am and I don’t have the energy to write a ninja-riffic blog post. I won’t leave you empty handed though, so today I pose a question.

Does “money/wealth/possessions” make it in your top five personal values?

For me, this question is a tricky one. I feel like if someone said “Debt Ninja what is important to you?” I would reply “Family, friends, happiness, health, growth, etc.” I really don’t think money would show up on my list. I bet an outsider looking in, however, would rank it near the top of my values. I think about money all the time, I blog about it, read about it, learn about it, and obsess over it. It darn well seems that it is super important to me.

I think the reason “money” or “wealth” doesn’t show up on the radar (even though it takes up a hefty chunk of my time) is because I am only using money as a means to achieve my top personal values. I will be able to provide for my family, visit my friends, do fun things, eat better, and learn more if I am financially stable and not having to consume my time worrying about how I am going to pay my next credit card bill.

I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way, but I’m wondering if there is anyone out there bold enough to say money in and of itself makes it on your list? I promise not to judge if it does. So PF’ers, hit me with a couple of the things you value and why. Hope ya don’t have a case of the Monday’s

{ 8 comments }

1 Frugal Urbanite

Money in and of itself isn't a value, but intelligent decision making is and managing your money involves that.

2 Jesse

I'm with you on money isnt everything but it is a means to get just about everything. Its not on my top list all by itself. Financial independence is though

3 Kunsthure

Yes. I am bold enough to say that money in and of itself is on my list.

But I'm only saying it to make you happy.

4 Jason @ Redeeming Riches

I don't think most people would say "say" that money is a top value, however, there are plenty out there that if you looked at where they spend their greatest time and effort it would loudly and very clearly say that money is what they value.

Ok, so maybe it's not the actual dollar in their hand, but it is everything that money buys. I struggle with this all the time. I have to make sure I keep a balanced maintained in my life because it's easy for me to make money a top priority.

5 negative_net_worth

I think money in and of itself is not a value, security is, for example. Money is a means to that end…a tool to achieve your personal values.

6 Punch Debt In The Face

I think you all are right. Money is not a value. I told ya this might be the worst monday blog post ever :)

7 Josh

That's a good question Ninja, and a tough one. I believe money is a tool to help you achieve your goals, and should not a goal in itself.

The security and freedom that having money can offer is high on my list of personal values, but simply having money just to buy material possessions doesn't even rate. Having money can give you the freedom to do what you want, and also to help others that matter to you.

Just wondering Ninja, do your mates there ever call you 'cheap'? Some of my mates say it to me, I pretend like it don't matter, but I do find it pretty damn rude. If someone calls you 'cheap', how do you respond to that?

8 Nicole

Money necessarily isn't on my list, but having financial security is definitely one of my top five.

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