First You Get The Money

Money / Thursday, March 6th, 2014

I spend way too much of my thought process worrying about money. Outside of sugar (according to Homer Simpson), it’s obviously the first thing you need if you want the power and the women. If you don’t really need power or women though, you still need the money. The sugar is bad for your liver; stay away from it. Heck, even if you don’t really need tons of money though, it’s still nice to have enough. Greed is a deadly, deadly, sin though, and it runs rampant in today’s society. Don’t get caught up in it. In this scenario, no one needs Bill Gates money, I just wanna live comfortably and most importantly retire ASAP.

So I worry about how to make small dollars, not big dollars. I scour the internet for how to do this. I make spreadsheets. I forget about these spreadsheets and make more spreadsheets months later; sometimes I end up recreating the same spreadsheets. I do the one thing that comes natural to my generation though; I turn making money into a game. And I hate losing. That net worth is my high score and I want to keep that score climbing. Forget Call of Duty; unless you’re the best in the world and making money winning tournaments, it’s getting you nowhere. Oh you want to buy something? I hope it’s worth it because that guy in the abandoned building over there just pointed his sniper rifle your way.

And that’s why I’m a little bit crazy. I’m hardwired at this point to not waste money. I just want to win. I don’t think it’s cheap, but frugal. Sure I’ll spend money when it’s a necessity or when it’s just plain worth the risk but in the end, I just hate losing enough to stay content.

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