Ask yourself a couple questions- when you go to work, where does your money go? When you get anxious over things in your life, what worries you?

These questions can help you determine if you are a slave to your money or master over it. If the majority of your money works for you, then you are the master. If you are paying off people or items, then you are the slave to your money.

No one wants to be a slave, to pull from the wiki:
A slave can be the following:
· where people are owned by others, and live to serve their owners without pay
· a specific form of submissive

· whose functioning is dependent on that of another piece of equipment
· a relationship between two or more devices or assemblies in which one device, the "master", controls the operation of the other, the "slave"


In all these above definitions, being a slave means you have little or no control over your actions or yourself or at least you have lost control over your own day-to-day endeavors. Your function in life is to provide for the 'Master' in your life. With money being that master, in the form of debt, it is no fun. It doesn't care whether you are ill, lost a job, moved or had a baby. It wants its needs taken care of, NOW!

If you are the master over your money; you determine your own day-to-day life in many ways. A day or two of being sick doesn't throw your life into a drama. If you are the master over your money, congratulations.

However, if you consider yourself a slave, it's time to think about a plan of escape from your inconsiderate, impersonal Master.

2 Comments

  1. Linda // Saturday, December 06, 2008 2:50:00 PM  

    Yep - It's an old concept. "The borrower becomes the lender's slave" - Proverbs 22:7b

  2. Fabulously Broke // Sunday, December 07, 2008 12:27:00 PM  

    Yes... it feels great to be debt free!!!