Money Moves 101: You Can’t Take It With You, So Set Up The Next Generation For Wealth
I’ve heard so many people ask variations of, “Since you can’t take money with you, spend it all now! Why you holding on to it?”
And while I understand where they’re coming from, I think this mindset can use a little reframing. Yes, you earned it, so by all means, enjoy it because once we depart and go home, money won’t mean anything to us. But what about those we leave behind? Our children, our family and our community?
It’s called generational wealth, and it’s one of the most valuable assets we can pass down to our loved ones. That’s why so many of us work relentlessly to build it. The future depends on the things we do today and the things we leave for tomorrow.
Life is short, and I believe in having the time of our lives while we are here, but I can’t lie—the window of opportunity is even shorter. Generational wealth is not just about passing down money. It’s also about passing down options. When you’re financially free, chances are, you have prioritized ownership, and ownership gives you options. The option to say ‘no.’ The option to work for someone else only if you want to. The option to say ‘yes,’ and the option to dictate most of your outcomes.
In “The Wealthy Dreamer,” you see that I became fascinated with becoming financially free because I desired to build a life I wanted to live, not one I needed to live. In my eyes, a life based on only doing the things we need to do is a life based on survival, and I don’t think we were created by God to merely survive. We were created to live. You’ll also see that if my dad didn’t prioritize leaving knowledge and an inheritance behind for his children, I wouldn’t be an author, you wouldn’t be reading this blog post, and you wouldn’t be armed with my tried-and-true methods that you can utilize to earn that first M. Almost everything I know, I learned from him because he made sure he passed on what he could.
Now let’s switch gears a little. I’m aware that many of us are focused on getting out of debt or saving money just to get by, and while generational wealth sounds good, it’s not a priority right now. I hear you, and I feel you. And to that I say, it’s okay to crawl before you walk. Actually, most successful people crawl before they walk, so don’t feel discouraged. You can do it. If all you have is $10 to start, you can turn that $10 into one million with the right strategy. Don’t be afraid to take baby steps, seek knowledge, ask questions and most of all, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
In “The Wealthy Dreamer,” I equip you with all the information you need to get started with building your legacy and building generational wealth for your family. I really hope you enjoy it. Remember, you can’t take it with you, but you can definitely pass it down.
#ADGNF (A Daddy’s Girl Never Forgets)