Here you will find my daily journal of small stones and inspiration!
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It's the root of all evil, so they say. Tell us what you think about money. For years,
people survived by bartering. Every country has its own currency, and people make more
money out of exchanging it when you buy there. Let's not forget those people who
manipulate trade stocks. Or is it bankers? But the big question may be, Do you have
enough or need it at all? What's your escape plan - the lottery, marriage, bitcoin ?
Money is, unfortunately, a necessary evil. I don't see how anyone can escape it, except for landing on a deserted island or going to some remote area of a third world country. I wish I could live without it but I can't and enjoy any sort of comforts in life.
I certainly did not use marriage to escape money concerns - and this is by no means a complaint about Papa Panda, I love him with all my heart! He became disabled about five years into our marriage and that is a huge issue if you don't realize it! The government doesn't give any money until you PROVE the disability and even then the medical portion isn't covered until you have been on disability for two years. Landlords don't care WHY you can't make the rent payments, they just want their money, same with the utility company, banks and everyone else! It is difficult to qualify for food stamps if one person is working. I make what is considered POVERTY level but it is still too much for food stamps! It sounds cliche, but if we had kids and I didn't work we could have collected money that we don't qualify for now!
NOT EVERYONE WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE IS LAZY!