I hope you had a great weekend.
If you’ve got kids or grandkids, hopefully you got to enjoy some Halloween fun on Saturday.
That’s what it’s really all about, after all…
Spending time and making memories with the ones we love.
I was reminded of this as I was scrolling through my photos and came across a fun video from last weekend.
It made me smile…
But it also made me stop and think about the real reasons why we work so hard to secure financial stability in our lives.
Now if you’ve been on my list for a while, you know I absolutely love getting out on the water and wakeboarding.
This particular day, we were hosting a get-together at our house with some family friends and their kids.
We also recently got a new wakeboarding boat that’s designed for performance plus maximum passenger space, so this was the first opportunity we had to fill the boat to full capacity and really put it through its paces.
Now, my two daughters have grown to love wakeboarding just as much as I do.
And they’ve gotten really stinkin’ good at it, too.
But with a group of their friends along for the fun, they didn’t want to be pulled solo on wakeboards.
They wanted to be pulled along with their pals in a tube.
Now here’s the thing…
I have absolutely no problem indulging my girls and their friends in some tubing.
But as an avid wakeboarder with a brand new boat that’s precision engineered to generate the perfect wake…
I just couldn’t stand by and let the tube be the only thing that got pulled that day.
So, here’s the result:
Listen, I know you subscribe to this newsletter to get investment and trading tips and insights.
And that’s what we strive to bring you week in and week out.
But here’s the thing…
While making money and achieving financial security for you and your family is a worthy goal, it’s not an end unto itself.
Rather, it’s a means to a more fulfilled life…
A life in which you are unencumbered by debt…
And have the freedom and resources to enjoy as many experiences… and do as much good… as you can with and for those closest to you.
Ultimately, money is a tool we can leverage to perform all kinds of great and generous acts in our lives and to provide for our loved ones.
And the great news is that if you aren’t quite where you want to be yet financially, there are tools and strategies you can use to help you get there.