Jonathan Swift is credited as saying, “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” His oft-cited quote is a helpful place to begin this issue of Simple Money Magazine.
First, a wise person thinks carefully about their money. They are intentional and thoughtful in their pursuit and use of it. This is one reason we created Simple Money Magazine—to offer simple, practical, helpful financial advice for the modern family. We designed Simple Money Magazine to be a resource for people who desire more intentionality in their finances. They desire to have money in their head.
Second, a wise person does not have money in their heart. Money provides for our life, but it does not define our lives. (Or at least it shouldn’t.) Those who become consumed with the accumulation of money rarely live their best life, because the love of money can never be fully quenched. There is always more money to chase…or someone wealthier to compare ourselves to.
We invite you to enjoy this newest issue of Simple Money Magazine. It features contributions from professors, best-selling authors, financial advisors, financial coaches, and real estate investors. Each article is written to inspire, educate, and equip you to make wise financial decisions with your money.
May money be in our head but not in our heart.
Joshua Becker and Brian Gardner