I don't usually blog anonymously, but I don't want my friends stumbling on this because I know money is a lot tighter for them. I can't be honest without seeming like I have a lot, because I do. I'm really not bragging, I do feel that money is how people with no talent keep score, and that it doesn't mean much for self worth or anything.
I am in my 40s and realized years ago that having extra money (more than you need) gives you freedom and less anxiety. I really enjoy doing new things, and I've made a point of learning about money and finances and investments, and have tried many different ways to get income.