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Debt Destroyer: What are you ultimately working for?

Natalie H.
by Natalie H. , Dimespring 30

The grand majority of people work in some way or another. Some may work in corner offices while others harvest fields for their pay. Some may work in white lab coats trying to find the cure to deadly diseases while others move equipment from town to town.

With all the commotion going on from day to day it is easy to get caught up in the daily grind, but it is always important to remember what you’re actually working for. Many people will say that they are working for money, but money is just an object. What is your ultimate goal?

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At first glance, this question might be tough to answer. Most of us are working to get a paycheck, even if we love what we are doing.  The reason for that is simple: No matter what we do, we still have to take care of the basic needs such as food and shelter. There is really is no way of getting around that, but some of us are working for reasons other than just paying the bills. I know I am.

My ultimate goal is to become debt free and be financially secure enough to not have to depend on anyone or anything. This goal is very important to me because nothing in this life comes with a guarantee. I feel like if I take steps to save then I will feel much better about the future, though maybe that’s just me.

I also want to be able to spend my time and money helping out charities that I care about. I would love to be able to support causes that help children in distress or animals that have been abused. I am especially interested in places where they help people get back on their feet after a tragedy occurs in their lives.

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Giving back is a personal goal of mine because I feel very fulfilled when I am helping someone who needs it. I feel this is one of the best ways to spend your money.

I encourage you to examine why you work hard and take steps to achieve whatever goal you have in mind. Write it down and detail the steps it’s going to take to get there. Say to yourself every day that you will accomplish it. Tell your friends about it. It is always good to have a goal in mind as it motivates you to be a harder worker and smarter.

So what are you ultimately working for?


Natalie lives in the Southeast with her boyfriend, dog and her collection of vintage art posters. When she is not kicking debt in the face, she enjoys writing, dancing, jogging and reading about personal finance. Natalie is a member of the Dimespring 30, a community of bloggers sharing their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on personal finance.