If you are like me, especially if you are a freelancers, you know what it is like to go through periods of famine and feast. To bolster my income to survive those lean times, I have always tried, note the use of the word, tried to save a minimum of 10% of my earnings. I would love to be rich, I have long passed the stage of just wanting to be comfortable. Of course, I doubt I will get rich at this pace, especially at my age, but you never know.
I thought I had hit pay dirt when I saw an article on the Motley Fool website titled, “How to Become Wealthy: It’s Simpler Than “most” Experts Say. Silly me, I thought, finally an article that can help me get rich or at least start me on the way. Ah well, even it was not the magic bullet, it at least points how why I will never get rich just by saving, granted, I already found that out for myself. However, the article did confirm what I have been telling myself, I just need to find my ‘enough’…having millions in the bank, while nice, is no guarantee of future happiness.
I will continue to read articles on ‘trying to get rich’ while enjoying life in the process. In the meantime, I will continue to save what I can while doing what I love to do, and spend time with my family.