Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Talkin' Money

Get away
Get a good job
With good pay
And you're okay

Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Today at, I talk about the actual income potential of Internet marketing. It is, in a word, staggering. I make mention of some of the guys that I've worked with, for, around, whatever in the past, and these guys are rolling in it. They're also some of the hardest working guys I've ever known, though.

I don't want to be rich. I don't want the temptation of having a bunch of money, first off, as I know I'm not ready to handle something like that yet. I also don't want my life to be about the acquisition of wealth, and unfortunately, that's what most people who are rolling in cash have to do to come about it. Yeah, there are plenty of people out there because dead Grampa Robert made his whole life about the acquisition of wealth and they're now reaping the benefits. For the most part, though, people who are wealthy are the people who have actually worked to make themselves wealthy.

I want to take care of my family. I want to make them comfortable. It's just that for my life, I'd rather take the time I could spend working non-stop to try to grab more cash and invest it in my God, my family, and my friends. What good's all the money in the world if you can never really enjoy it? I'm venturing towards preachy territory, though, so I digress.

We did do some work with money around here today. We organized all of our bills up and established a strategy for tackling them and working them down, which is a very good thing. It's going to be a tough road, and one that will require discipline - there's that dirty word again - but it's one that will be worth the walking.


Beth said...

I admire you guys for taking this head on.

Does this have anything to do with Dave Ramsey? Almost 8 years of marriage and I think we still stink at managing our little slice of $$ pie. Can I borrow that book if you have it? :P

Larry Swank said...

Thank you, Beth! Yes, it has very much to do with Dave Ramsey. I like his line of thinking, so I've got no problems with giving his plan a shot, as much as the flesh hates it.

I'll be happy to let you borrow the book but I've got to get it back from Eric, first.