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It drives me nuts when people say
ďMoney is the root of all evilĒ.
This is an inaccurate
quote, and itís also untrue.
The Bible says that
the love of money is the root of all evil. Itís how we
handle money that can cause problems.
You need money,
and thereís nothing wrong with being well paid for a job well
The salary for the first President of the United
States was $25,000 a year in 1789. George Washington declined to
accept it, even though it was an enormous sum at the time.
Bill Clintonís presidential salary was $200,000 a year when
he left office in January 2001. George W. Bush began at $400,000
a year when he took office that month.
whether youíre a Republican or Democrat, being President is one
of the most stressful jobs in the world. For proof, look at how
quickly Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barrack Obamaís hair
turned grey once they got into office. Whoever holds that job
deserves to be paid well for it.
Bill Gates has given
away $28 billion of his own money through the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation. I challenge the hypocrites who say that money
is evil to tell that to the thousands of children whose lives
have been saved because of the medical treatments made possible
through Bill's generosity.
I also challenge anyone who
says that money is evil to try living without it.
is neither good nor bad. Itís simply a necessity. Most of what
youíll ever want requires money. Whether itís sending your kids
to college, feeding the homeless, or buying a new convertible
Jaguar, you need money to do it.
Wanting to make the
most out of the 40 hours or more you put into work every week
doesnít make you greedy or materialistic. It makes you wise.
If youíve got to work, why not make it count? Thereís
nothing wrong with wanting to stay where you are if youíre
content and able to meet your financial obligations. Thereís
also nothing wrong with wanting to make more.
To Your Success,
Even those who work for a higher
calling agree that making more money is a good thing. Pastor
Rick Warren is the author of my favorite book, The Purpose
Driven Life. Even after its phenomenal success (over 30,000,000
copies sold), he stayed in the same house, kept driving the same
kept his same job as pastor at Saddleback Church. But he also
repaid his salary for the past 20 years, now takes no salary
from the church, and practices reverse tithing (he gives away 90
percent of his income and lives on 10). He explained that the
money didnít change his life, but made it possible for him to
change the lives of lots of other people.
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