Seth Godin recently raised the concept of insignificant digits. He writes, “Who’s a better student? The one with a 3.95 GPA or the one with 3.96? … Who’s richer? Someone with $3 billion or someone with $3.1 billion?” His answer? Neither or both. “Just because we can increase the digits,” Godin concludes, “doesn’t mean we can see more clearly.” In our financial lives, clarity comes from doing the hard, often qualitative and sometimes emotional work of identifying our highest priorities and deepest values, and then directing our money in pursuit of them. That’s why the number, whatever it may be, is more likely a stop along the way to our true goal: an enduring sense of security, prosperity and peace of mind. So let’s explore some context and tools to help support you and your financial life plan in precisely that endeavor.
Dream. Plan. Prosper.