(Closed) Ever feel insecure about your income?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I read this on WB before and it is so true: “The thief of joy is comparison.”

Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

All the time! I feel, it doesn’t matter how much you make, have in the bank, I feel as humans we always want more. I have the same struggles you do. Stepping back and reflecting on what you DO have instead of what you DON’T have is the best way you can deal with this. I wish I had more to say, but I feel the same way you do Undecided

Post # 6
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just remember that everyone has problems.  “Mo’ money, mo’ problems!”  I think it is easy to think someone else has it better.  Grass always looks greener.  I just try to be thankful for what I do have- a very loving, supportive husband, and some mad under-paid creative skills 🙂  Those are things that can’t be purchased, and remember, money IS a renewable resource.  I try to focus on what can’t be renewed.  (And I hope my own situation financially will improve!  I am sure ours both will, at some point!)  I am sure lots of people feel this way.

You aren’t what you make, and I don’t let it define me.

Post # 7
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@aliavenue:  I saw that quote o Pinterest and I’ve hung onto it 🙂 It’s so true

Post # 8
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sometimes amazed by how much people earn or how much their houses cost, but we’re comfortable and happy and that’s the most important thing!

Post # 9
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m glad you wrote this post! I too can relate to feeling inferior as far as finances go. Usually only when I read something on the boards with very successful bees comparing how much they make, (in one way or another). For me we are fortunate enough to be purchasing a home because we have saved and saved. My fiance has a career that puts us just about at middle class, nothing fancy! My life will consist of cutting coupons and stretching a dollar until his next promotion. But yes we have to remember that for every person more successful than us there are also those with less than us. It’s all ok if we make the best of it. I wish there was a sense of uniting more as women an less relating to eachothers income bracket.

Post # 10
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not at all.  I worked hard to get where I am and will harder to get even further.  One step at a time.

Post # 11
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

The only thing that makes me insecure about my income is the fact that I make about half of what Fiance does and I would like to be able to financially contribute more equally in our relationship. I’m not bothered at all by posts on here.

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