One of my problems in life is that it is hard for me to maintain any type of money motivation.  I just have never cared much for money itself.

What I do care about though is having decent shoes, a haircut, a nicer vehicle and most recently, helping my children.

One of my children has taken on a LOT of debt to go to university.  She will have a decent career when she gets out and will be able to pay it back BUT she will have to wait to have children she says. 

I think I might keep sleeping in my van at night and save the $1,000 a month to help my daughter.  Two years of this would give her $24,000 right?  A hefty sum. 

THIS motivates me because I want to have grandchildren and I don’t want my daughter to miss out on having them because she keeps putting it off and her eggs dry up.  That would be tragic. 

It’s good to finally make a connection between earning better money and worthy goals.  Money gives you more options.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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One Response to GOAL

  1. Ryu says:

    Your daughter will grow up in the same country as the rest of us. The USA is going down the tubes, slowly but surely. What does it mean, to have a good job when the country is in decline?

    The dream of the Murkan parent is that their kid graduates college, gets some great job, has a family. It’s really one or the other today – have a good job, or a good family life.

    I see people making 30K a year working shit jobs, but they have a good family, and are interesting people.

    Then, I see others who make 75K a year, but work 60 hours a week and have no time for anything else. There seems to be very little in between.

    No one can have it all. She’ll have to chose. Most girls seem to be waiting until about 27 to have kids today, after college and their career. Then, get divorced after it doesn’t pan out. It’s all tradeoffs.

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