Sweet Enough

“It’s not how much you have. It’s the difference between what you have and what you spend. If you have more than you spend, you’re rich. If you spend more than you have, you’re not. If you live cheaply, it’s easy to be free.”

—Derek Sivers, “How I got rich on the other hand.” sive.rs. October 30, 2019.

Money: enough. Additional windfalls don’t seem to bring me any lasting joy, but I also don’t have so much money that it makes me nervous. It’s enough to feel safe and empowered, and that’s all I need. Meanwhile, giving away money has brought me lasting happiness, without creating a feeling of shortage or regret.”

—Mr. Money Mustache, “The Sweet Spot.” mrmoneymustache.com. August 4, 2020.