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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Every penny is valuable

I think it's important to remember that no matter how small any amount of money is it's valuable.  Getting in this mindset can help you in life.  It all starts out with treating pennies well which leads to treating the bigger amounts of money with respect.  Let's face it, a penny is pretty insignificant.  But they add up to bigger amounts.  And those bigger amounts, or even the smaller amounts, can be put to work for your benefit.  Overall the bigger expenses in our lives are probably the ones that matter the most, but the small ones are important too.  Carefulness would sum up this attitude.  Even saving a small amount of money can matter.  So try to be as conscious as possible before letting the money leave your hands.  Think about it for a little while before completing the transaction.  I pick up pennies on the ground from time to time.  Sometimes I'm too embarrassed to do it though because of what others will think of me.  It shouldn't matter what others think of me, but I let it matter.  I think careful and cautious spending is one of the best things we can learn.  It's like having your shield up against those that are trying to get your money.  I spend money just like everybody, but I usually try to get a deal.  Don't trivialize small beginnings.  You have to start somewhere.  And you start where you are today.  Treat your money as something valuable because it is.

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