Letter to the Editor: My Love-Hate Affair With Money
I always enjoy reading your columns. This one (Builder's Engineer, "My Love-Hate Affair With Money;"†4/3/2006) hits home. My husband and I are just getting started. We have been married for†four years. Our first goal as husband and wife was to build a house, then buy a new car, then go on a vacation, then have "x" dollars in the bank and make "x" dollars a year. It's always something. When you reach your goal, you always want more. More, more, more. Then, five months ago, we had a little girl. Now I realize there is more to life than having more.
There's something to be said for simply being content and being thankful for what you have. Like you, I also didn't grow up with much money. But I had everything I needed and I wouldn't take it back for anything.
I really wish more people in this world would realize the things you stated in you column. I look forward to the next one so I can learn about how to avoid being owed money.
ó Sarah, Jackson County Builders Association, Ga.