January 11, 2014

Materialism can empty your bank account and leave you feeling robbed. Why is this? What can you do about it?

2 thoughts on “January 11, 2014”

  1. Kat Graham says:

    Because people who are materialistic keep chasing something that doesn’t exist. You can learn about advertising and the negative effects it has. Also, it’s important to limit the effect advertising has on you.

  2. Mike Finley says:

    Chasing materialism is chasing an illusion that you think is within your reach, but not really. Katherine is right, it does not exist. So what are we talking about here?

    Advertisers do the best they can to paint a picture of amazing people (celebrities and sports figures in many cases) associated with their products or services and show how popular/successful/beautiful/happy they are when that is happening. They hope you will take that small leap in your mind as you “see” yourself in that picture with their product or service. It is an illusion!

    “Stuff” will never make you popular/successful/beautiful/happy or anything else. Advertising is legalized lying, it’s that simple.

    You MUST see through the mirage if you are ever going to get a handle on your personal finances and on a broader scale, your life. Here is the secret that most people don’t want you to know. Are you ready to hear it?

    There is nothing outside of you that will bring you ultimate happiness. Stop looking outside and look inside. The answers lie within you and then radiate beyond with your language, thinking, and ultimately your actions.

    Do you want to be happy? Look within and that means figuring out who you are and living the life of YOUR dreams, not someone else’s. Walk your path!

    Here are a couple of books that can help you with this key point. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez and Financial Happine$$ by Mike Finley (me). YOU are the answer!

    Ridding yourself of materialism can be a powerful thing. It will bring freedom into your life in ways you never thought possible. Reach for happiness. It can be yours!

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