Get rich slowly is having a group writing project. J.D. wants us all to share our financial success stories, either on our own blogs, or in his forum. I think you can win a Wii although its North American.
To me, financial success means being able to buy the nice things that I want and not worrying about where the money has come from. At the moment I’m in my late twenties and need to keep a close eye on where my money comes and goes to ensure that my outgoings are less than my income. I wouldn’t normally say that I had reached financial success.
Like english major, I come from a reasonably priviledged background and although I have some debt from college, I’m not remotely concerned about it, as the terms are so good. Unlike many other personal finance bloggers, including Trent, J.D., NCN and several members of the m-network, I’m not trying to get myself out of a debt hole.
As I was thinking about what to write today, I looked down at my hands on the desk, and as I am want to do, I noticed the ring that I wear on my right hand. Its not something I’ve had for a long time, I bought it a few months ago, in a spur of the moment purchase. Its just a silver and cubic zircona ring and it cost me £15. It is beautiful though and wearing it daily makes me feel like a real grown up.
Its a nice thing that I wanted, I bought it for myself without needing anyone else’s say so, and because it was affordable I didn’t even need to think about where the money was coming from.
The little silver ring represents my financial success. By increasing my income and lowering my requirements I can do whatever I like, without worrying about money.
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