Practice Prudency

Five Ways to Be Satisfied with Your Income

Posted in finance by airamailicec on March 12, 2009

Today, I received my 13th semi-monthly pay. Although I am not too elated and appreciative as compared to receiving my first pay. I realized some things.

  1. Money is not a major motivator to work.
  2. Money is worthless when I do not love my job. And,
  3. Money can never buy happiness (such a cliche).

Here are some tips on how you can be more appreciative, motivated and satisfied with your paycheck.

Tip #1: Avoid Unhealthy Comparison. Yes, never compare your pay with other people. Either you will hurt your self esteem or the other party’s ego.

Tip# 2: Be Thankful! Practice the habit of praise whenever you receive your paycheck. No matter how small or how big you receive, whisper praises to yourself. When you do this you welcome blessings in your life.

Tip# 3:Think Positive! If you have the right perspective with the money you receive, you will also attract positive aura in your financial life. Thinking positive will make you think creatively in budgeting your money.

Tip# 4: Remember to Save. Allot 10-20% of your income for savings. It is mandatory. Just think that as you save you are treating yourself in the long run.

Tip#4: Practice Prudence. At this financial turmoil, you have to be flexible with your expenses. What you need to do is to start practicing delayed gratification. Cut back on unnecessary expenses on focus on priorities.

With that in mind, getting your next paycheck will be lighter, satisfying and feels good. It all depends with a capital A – with your Attitude!

I am doing it now. Why don’t you try it too?

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  1. cyramiles said, on March 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    i totally agree with you.

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  2. Celine Roque said, on June 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Great post ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s pretty similar to the way I feel about money.

    As to your statement about “Money is worthless when I do not love my job.” it reminds me of something Rita Mae Brown said, along the lines of “if you don’t like what you’re paid to do, you’re just trading your life for dollars, and that’s a rotten trade”. I think that if you were given a good education, there’s rarely a good excuse to settle for less than doing what you love.


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