How to align your spending with your values

By Garrett

Aug 18, 2017

I want to share an article I wrote last year because I feel it’s still quite relevant, especially with what has happened this past week here in the U.S.

Right now I’m asking what I can do, how I can involved, and what my role can be to help create a world I want to live in. And it is a bit overwhelming, because there are so many organizations that could benefit from my money and my time (I acknowledge this is an incredibly privileged place to be coming at things from).

The article I wrote was Seven Steps to Making Your Money Matter, which was my way of personally processing how I could get more involved while trying to support others who wanted to do the same. In a nutshell, the article is about help you get clear on what things truly matter to you in life and walks you through how to align your money with those values.

This is important because money, used intentionally, has the power to do incredible things. For example, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation spends billions of dollars each year to rid the world of curable diseases and reduce extreme poverty. Most of us have nowhere near that much money to give, but we can still make an impact. And the more people who align their money with their values only amplifies that impact. For example, if every American were able to give an extra $10/mo, that’d be an additional $30 billion each year going toward worthy causes.

The less stress you feel and the more confident you become in your finances, the more you can begin to use money in a way that reflects who you truly are. Once you remove money as a barrier, it becomes easier to act as your authentic self because you find additional capacity to give, both in terms of your money and your time.

If you want to learn more about how to better align your money with your values, read the Seven Steps to Making Your Money Matter. And, if you find it helpful, please share it with someone who would find value in it as well.

Be safe, and be love.
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