Money is undoubtedly a means to an end. This explains the reason why people are always eager to have it.
In some instances, people engage in heinous activities such as armed robbery, fraud, drug trafficking, human trafficking, money ritual etcetera, in order to have money at all costs.
The common statement is that, ‘One who has no money is nothing but a living dead’.
The pursuit of money in recent times has continued at alarming rate.
People are becoming so worried about money to an extent that they begin to develop what could be described as “Money sickness syndrome” Some common symptoms of this include; shortness of breath, slight headache, nausea, loss of appetite, unwarranted anger, negative thinking, nervousness among others.
Many people have fallen sick because of their untamed worries for money.
Much anxiety about money makes some people to be ruled or controlled by money because they are highly motivated by money, a situation that may lead to stress and neuroticism.
However, if you create a careful outline of you budget you can have peace of mind that you are at least trying to move in the right direction.
Tips to follow in order not to be ruled or controlled by money
(a) Always avoid discussing finances based on the anxiety it causes.
(b) Do not allow issues relating to money to become a subject of family squabble.
(c) Be sure of how much you earn, spend or owe.
(d) Do not spend compulsively.
(e) Avoid getting worried about your bills always.
(f) Free yourself from pressure of accumulating large sum of money.
(g) Avoid using your savings to pay routine bills.
(h) Avoid making minimum payments on credit card bills always.
(i) Do not get worried about your bills being bigger than what you expect.
(j) Avoid paying your bills from money earmarked for other purposes.
(k) Avoid taking up extra work just for the purpose of paying your bills.
(l) Avoid taking new loans to pay off old ones.
(m) Plan your finances in such a manner that you don’t find it difficult to survive till the end of the month.
(n) Avoid constant late payment of your bills.
(o) Avoid suffering from physical or psychological symptoms resulting from money related anxiety.
(p) Look for ways to cut down expenses.
Examine yourself with all sincerity, and make the necessary amends where necessary. When you are able to take to these tips accordingly, you will surely rule and control money rather than money ruling and control you. You shall rule and control money in Jesus name (Amen).