I am good at managing and saving for retirement. I tend to enjoy the experiment of life. If I have enough for that then I will be happy. I only work as much as needed if we are talking about paying the bills but I do enjoy work at home in regards to my personal goals in life. Some people go to school and I am self teaching to start my own business.Are you good with managing money? How much do you need personally to be happy with life? How much do you feel you should work for money?
I think it is all relative. Your perceived income problem is just as much a factor of your personal choices than anything else. You chose to get married, chose to have children, (or at least chose to partake in actions that would lead to children), chose to have dogs and cats, a house with a large parcel of land. These are all results of personal choices that you made. In a parallel universe, you might have chosen to remain single, chosen to live off the land, and may have not needed an income to live.My problem is income, not outgo. With a family to support (two kids, a spouse, two dogs, three cats, a house, 3 acres of land, etc., etc.), I really can't just sit on my ass accepting someone else's generosity as a means of getting by in the world (ah, to be young again).
So, I've learned to be frugal because all my other choices are bad ones, and because I've chosen some career paths rather than others (for personal reasons) and generating vast quantities of money hasn't been on my agenda.
Awful, just effing useless. As a single person I never went into debt or anything: I just never spent money on anything and went around always assuming I was broke, never really knowing my overall financial situation.Are you good with managing money? How much do you need personally to be happy with life? How much do you feel you should work for money?