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Do You Hate Money?

  April 2

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I like to tell people that money is one of my favorite topics. I just get so pumped about personal finance and budgets and organization. Sometimes the jazz hands come out. Seriously, it’s exciting stuff.

But, I’ll admit, sometimes I hate money. Because as much as I budget and plan and work extra outside of my 40 hour a week job, I still feel like I don’t have enough.

I’m sure I’m not alone.

What pains me is that I don’t want more money to buy a new Coach bag. I don’t want more money to get a nicer house. I don’t even want more money to buy steaks at the grocery. I’m pretty much over materialism and keeping up with the Joneses.

I just want to have enough to pay back some student loans, maybe start a family, move back to the States, get an apartment so I can get a great job, and maybe go back to school (again.) You know, life stuff.

I know that I’m very fortunate and have a better income than than the average person. I know many people are unemployed, and I know that I live in a country that is impoverished. So, I suppose I don’t hate money. I’m very, very grateful for what I have. I just wish it was less of an obstacle, and I wish it didn’t matter so much.

Okay your turn. Money: Do you love it or hate it?

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24 responses to “Do You Hate Money?

  1. I love money (●^o^●)Trying to make more of it is what motivates me to get up and go to work in the morning. I think sometimes money can be a necessary evil to help get us through life. Perhaps there’s a better alternative we haven’t found yet 🙂 I believe with my current rate of portfolio returns I can retire in another 5 years if I choose to live a fairly modest life. But like yourself I also feel very fortunate to even have a job and don’t think I should squander the opportunities I currently have. I used to hate money when I didn’t have any but then I realized over time that money is just a tool, and those who learn how to use it property can be greatly rewarded 😀

    1. I agree that it’s a necessary evil! Let’s try to find that alternative, haha!

  2. I love having money, but I hate how obsessed I can get over money sometimes, always thinking about how this or that purchase will affect my budget. Sometimes I wish I didn´t act this way, but I know that as long as I do, I WILL save money.. and that kind of makes it ok.

  3. I like money, but there never seems to be enough of it. I feel like every time we accrue a good chunk of money something breaks! Owning a home and having hefty student loans makes it seem impossible to ever get ahead.
    I’d love to live a little simpler and put a big dent in our student loans, but upgrading our home is important for resale value. Sigh.

  4. I feel the same way. I’m just now getting ahead and it seems so much money has gone out the door for car repairs and now potentially my shoulder expenses. I just want to get ahead and NOT have all these things come up for once! 🙁

  5. I have a nice love/hate relationship with money. Money allows me to purchase things that I want, but I always feel I need more. I don’t want to use it to purchase fancy cars and nice houses ,but just want enough to not worry about it each month.

  6. I hate money. I hate what money does to people and I hate how it controls. But at the same time I love money. I love making money 🙂

  7. I love and hate it. I feel like we’re doing good, but I’m still worried that something might happen!

  8. Like Grayson said, I have a pretty love/hate relationship with money. I love the things that it allows my family to do and I don’t want over the top things, just enough not to have to worry each month.

  9. Definitely with you on the love-hate relationship with money. It does constantly feel like I don’t have enough. Maybe it’s because we always push ourselves to achieve harder goals, to earn more, spend less. At what point do we just stop and congratulate ourselves for our accomplishments?

  10. I think I hate not having ENOUGH money. Like you, I want money to pay down student loans, pay for mortgage/rent, and be able to live without having to worry about it. At the same time I am motivated to figure out where I can create value and make more money, and I love how easy money is to use.

    1. Woo hoo! Gotta love jazz hands! I like the tool/comfort analogy. That makes a lot of sense.

  11. Love/hate relationship here. Love the security that money can sometimes provide (knowing that you have a place to live, food in your stomach etc.) hate that so many of the things we’d like to do seem to revolve around money (have to stay where we’re current living instead of moving closer to my family because bf’s job is here and he wouldn’t be able to do the same job outside of the NYC area). Thankful for what we have, but sometimes wish money wasn’t so intertwined in everything.

  12. You know, I don’t hate money–and as soon as I have enough to pay my bills along with some fun money I’m content. I always said growing up I didn’t want to be rich…too much drama in my opinion. I hear you on paying those student loans back though…

    1. I know, right? Student loans will be the end of me. I have also made similar comments about being rich! Who wants to be a billionaire and have people recognize you everywhere you go and ask you for money? Not me! It’s not worth it in my opinion!

  13. I love money, I just hate my debt! With money and no debt I could live abroad for a year, build a library for impoverished kids, start a garden, and so much more. Am sick of my student loans btw!

  14. Definitely sympathise with the always hustling and never feeling like it’s enough. And how when things are going good something pops out out of the blue that sets out back two steps! Gah.

  15. Great article! I personally hate money. It brings so much stress into my life, I’m slowly trying to figure ways to stop the stress, but it is a work in progress.

    1. I’ve been there Keenyn! I stress a lot about it too, but one step at a time makes it much more manageable!

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