How you choose to spend your money has something to do with how wealthy (or poor) you feel. If you’re constantly confusing need with desire (desire to keep up, desire to have the latest and greatest, desire to show off), chances are you’ll never feel rich enough.
This article tells the reader what he already knows, wealth, like most things in this world, is relative. The author notes an organization called the Money, Meaning and Choices Institute that assists people who have suddenly (or not-so-suddenly) run into large amounts of money. Here’s cofounder Joan DiFluria’s head shot, for no obvious reason.
Contact the institute if you need some guidance on how to live a meaningful life while also being socially responsible with your wealth. I’m sure I’ll be giving these guys a call shortly.
Updated March 5, 2014 and originally published July 24, 2003. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.