Billions and billions of dollars. Our national currency has turned into Monopoly Money. It is hard to imagine that literally a trillion dollars has been spoken for so far. It’s hard to keep track of how much money a trillion dollars really is. If you are keeping score at home it contains 12 zeros. I feel that I’m starting to lose sight of the value of a dollar. The government is throwing money around left and right. If someone told me that there was a new stimulus program that only cost $25 million then I would say, “it’s a drop in the bucket”. But is $25 million a drop in the bucket? It’s quite confusing.
Here is what I’ve decided to do. I have tried to make money regain its value in my eyes. I asked myself the question, “Is $50 still $50 to me?” In other words, although money (on a macro scale) has become passé, money is still very real and tangible to me. In fact, people value $50 more than they have in quite some time. Yet the government has taken an opposite stance. I’m not disagreeing with their policy necessarily, but simply pointing out their penchant for spending large chunks of money. Maybe they should check out my theories on the abundance mentality.
Is $50 still a big deal to you? If not, maybe it should be.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.