Mom, money is just a tool in my toolbox.
Aging gives you adult children who teach you a new perspective. One night, a son told me about a costly repair. I don’t remember the details, but I remember his words. “Mom, money is just a tool in my toolbox. I take it out when I need to.”
That perspective may sound simplistic or naive or spoken like someone with plenty of money. I found it freeing.
I don’t resent opening my husband’s toolbox or our shed or my sewing basket when I need a tool. Considering my money a tool and my bank account a toolbox made withdrawals easier.
The money tool can be costly but so was our neighbor’s riding mower. Obviously, a used money tool is not put back in the shed, which means I must plan for restocking.
As I age and my physical limitations increase, I am learning to use more of the tools in my bank accounts.
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.jim Rohn