There seem to be two types of people in the world?office slaves who very nearly treat work as a religion and who are in danger of neglecting the very families for whom they work so hard to provide; and people who have adopted more of a slacker mentality, convincing themselves that money isn’t important because they don’t want to be slaves to the workaday world.
Robert Kiyosaki, author of the Rich Dad book series, has money and he doesn’t agree. ?Anyone who says money isn’t important obviously has not been without it long,? he says in his book ?Cash Flow Quadrant.?
He knows because he has been in both situations. For several weeks in 1985, he and his wife were so destitute, they were actually forced to live in their car, after which they moved into a friend’s basement for nearly a year. They took only odd jobs, because wealth, not job security, was what they were after.
Four years later, they were millionaires.
While money is important, it isn’t important in and of itself, and that is why Kiyosaki and his wife didn’t rush out to look for the ?good? jobs they both could have gotten. It’s important because it provides for your basic needs and, if you have enough of it, it can give you time to be with your loved ones and do the things in life that truly make you happy.
One thing a job will never give you is extra time with loved ones. In fact, it will take away as much of that precious time as you allow it to.
Everyone sees the Catch 22, worrying that if they spend the time working to make enough money to do the things they want to do, they won’t have time to do those things. That is true. Working is not the answer. Making your money work, preferably in a solid investment like real estate, is the answer.
Kiyosaki seen been at that crossroads himself. ?Money is important, but I did not want to spend my life working for it,? he says in his Rich Dad series. Luckily he had the benefit of that rich dad’s knowledge of how the financial world works to see him through.
He knew that there was a way to be a responsible provider for his family without spending most of his waking life working. He knew the secret was become an investor.
When you become an investor, you are simply getting your money from a different place. What you want to do is take the money you get from your job, and put it into the I quadrant. That means that you now have money working for you. Your money is making money and you didn’t have to lift a finger for those extra dollars.
That is how you can have your cake and eat it too?because the money you make no longer represents hours of your life spent away in pursuit of a living, you can take those hours and reinvest them in spending actual time with your family, in pursuing hobbies, hanging out with friends. In short, you can reinvest them in your life.
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