I recently did a post on Instagram telling my followers to ask me anything, nothing is too personal. I got some awesome questions. I made a video (above) answering all the questions I could. I am going to be doing this again but this time on YouTube. If you would like to ask me anything, please put a comment below the video here.
I thought it would be a good idea to cover one of the questions here on the blog. An interesting topic that came up was does money bring you happiness. It’s something that a lot of people ask and think about so I think highlighting my answer may help a lot of people. I have had very little and now have a lot, so I am well placed to talk about this topic.
Question: Do you believe that money buys happiness?
I don’t think money buys happiness. Now I think that happiness is something that is more about you as a person, your state of mind and your perspective on life, and so I don’t think money buys happiness at all. However, I think that money does buy choices so for instance, if you have money, you can choose where you live; you can choose to go on holiday or not; you can choose your education, etc.
Money buys things, money buys experiences, money buys freedom, money buys choices, so I think that money helps with your happiness. I think that poverty does bring misery, or it can if you’re really poor and you haven’t got enough money to pay the bills; it brings stress and misery. So poverty can bring misery, I don’t think money buys happiness, but I think it helps.
Another thing I’ll add to that is with money after about a hundred thousand pounds a year, I don’t think that earning extra money really affects your day-to-day life. My life now I don’t think is much different than it was a year ago or two years ago or three years ago. It’s not really that different now, and my life in 20 years’ time or 10 years’ time, even if I go on to be a billionaire, my day-to-day won’t change much.
I am happy with the house that I live in, the car I drive (an Autobiography top of the range Range Rover). I personally wouldn’t want a more expensive car than that. I think even if I did get one, I don’t think having a £300,000 Ferrari would add any happiness to my life whatsoever. So that’s my answer.
If you want to see all the other questions (and there are many great ones) and my answers to them, check out the full video here.
If you are ready to find out for yourself what money can bring you, why not start getting the property training you need? I am offering free tickets to the next Property Investors Crash Course. Places are limited but if you act fast, you can claim your free ticket here. I really hope to meet you soon and maybe answer some of your questions in person!