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Relationship with Money Series (Week Three)

October 17, 2016

Congrats on making it back here to read the week three blog article about relationships as it related to money.  Again, before we move on to this week’s golden nugget, it is important to understand that this series is not about the topic of strategies of what you need to do with your money, such as investing to make a million dollars.  Every family financial situation is unique and Secure Planning Strategies focuses on a one size fits that individual situation and then creates another financial plan for the next client.  If you are looking to get rich quick, this is not the blog for you to be reading. 

If you are not looking to get rich quick, please continue to stay with the series because what this blog series will be focusing on is your relationship with money and how your perceptions, and beliefs, are affecting your relationship success.  For the purpose of this week’s blog, we are going to be addressing some misperceptions surrounding our understanding of energy of money. There are a lot of misperceptions or beliefs around money so let’s get started in correcting that negative head talk!      

The first common belief I want to address is that money equals power.  To you it might feel like that but I can assure you that this is not the case because money is only a measurement of value as a means in the form of a payment.  Money has no power or the ability to decide where it goes and in trade for what value it is representing.  You are the one that has the ability to assign a meaning to the money energy.  Our meaning equals our belief in money.  Let’s look at an example of a well-known scene in the movie Titanic.  Towards the end of the movie, the main character Cal, offered a crewman a lot of cash to in exchange for a life boat seat.  The crewman took the stack of cash and threw it all back as Cal as he stated “This money won’t save you anymore than it will save me.”  The moral of the scene is that the crewman placed no meaning on the actual money because it could not help him save his life so the money, in essence, was worthless and without a solid measurement of value.  To summarize for understanding, money energy has not value except the meaning each of us place on it and our meaning is created by our belief system.         

We have all heard the next misconception which is that money is the root of all evil.  Let’s take a step back and talk about our belief system that money is bad.  Now in most cases, our belief system has worked out well for us in other areas of daily living as it has created moral values and meanings.  However, it is important to understand that our beliefs can also limit our ability by our past experiences and perceptions of what other people have told us.  For example, if we were told that money is the root of all evil, we are feeding into that limiting belief that money is bad and to have the money means that you are a bad person or greedy.  That’s not the case and you are maintaining a negative relationship with money that will force you to continue to financially live from a place of lack.  Money is not good or bad as it only counts what you do with the actual money energy in your life.  It doesn’t like or dislike.  Money has no moral compass and it is only created with paper and coin metals.  To state that money is bad is basically judging an object by giving it more credit that is has the capacity of being.  Talks about wasted energy! 

Let take a look at the last misconception this week, which is that a person doesn’t have enough occupational education or skills to make enough money.  This is so not true because we all hear about people who have barely finished high school who have gone on to become millionaires before the age of 25.  This perception is a limiting belief that is telling all money energy that you do not deserve to have money and that you are not worth the abundance of prosperity.  Have your heard the law of attraction principle that whatever you energetically send out is the same kind of energy you will receive?  What does that mean?  It means that if you feel, in your heart and soul that you are not worth the blessing of abundance, and you send that negative thought out there, you will receive the same in return, which is a lack of money and scarcity of high self-worth. 

In conclusion, there are many misconceptions that affect our beliefs by limiting our ability to have a positive relationship with money.  We need to individually identify our limiting beliefs that money is bad and that we are not worth the abundance that money energy has to offer.  Once we start shifting our mindset and our perceptions, we can truly start to begin to witness a change in our relationship with money. 

We, at Secure Planning Strategies, want to help you create a positive relationship with money and educate you on how to manage your security.  It is never too late to move your relationship in a different direction and if you don’t want to wait for the next week’s blog article and you really want to get started today, please give us a call at: (248) 827-2580 or e-mail us at:

In or next blog, we will be further discussing money relationships so we look forward to seeing you back on the website next week.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to receive our latest financial updates at: