The decisions we make today will define the stories that get told about us.
By this, we mean, we are all writing a story with our lives and it is going to be retold. It can’t not be.
We are going to talk about the life we decided to live. Our kids are going to talk about it. Our grandkids are going to talk about it. Our friends are going to talk about it. And the people whose lives we touch are going to remember us. This is called legacy.
Our legacy may be positive, negative, or a combination of both. But there are no neutral lives being lived and no neutral interactions taking place. People will talk about the positive impact we left or they will talk about the harm we inflicted.
Since the story of our life is going to be told, let’s make it a good one, filled with intentionality and purpose and the pursuit of things that matter.
Simple Money Magazine is designed to help you handle your money more effectively and more intentionally. Our desire is that you (and we) will live a story worth sharing. That the way we handle our money and our lives will serve as an example to our kids, our grandkids, and those we interact with on a daily basis.
In this issue of Simple Money Magazine, you will find contributions from best-selling authors, financial advisors, financial experts, credit experts, teachers, writers, and stay-at-home moms. You will be encouraged to think about money differently, pay down debt, appreciate the life you have, and be inspired to make changes in your life.
In the end, our hope is the same as yours—that the stories shared about us will be ones we can be proud of.
Joshua Becker and Brian Gardner