The Grammy Awards are approaching and in anticipation the rest of the week our posts will be to relate a few songs to financial planning ideas. We hope to have some fun with this.
In 1977 Johnny Paycheck had a hit with Take This Job and Shove It. Sadly, it is about a man who is fed up with his job and wants to quit, but cannot find the courage to do so.
Please do not make the mistake of staying with a job that brings no joy to your life. We spend too large a part of our lives working to be miserable while we do it. Sometimes, the need for a steady check seems overwhelming, but in the end we all will be much better off doing work we find meaningful.
Work that we find meaningful allows us to excel in that work which usually leads to higher income. Even if you must initially take a cut in pay to find meaningful work it will pay off in the end with a happier life and likely more financial rewards as well.