Advice Column | Marie Kondo Your Life Savings And See If That Sparks Joy — The Betoota Advocate

Advice Column | Marie Kondo Your Life Savings And See If That Sparks Joy — The Betoota Advocate

DR CHET SPEVENS | Finance Expert | Contact

How does one become rich? Is it by having millions of dollars in the bank? Multiple properties and a multimillion dollar shares portfolio? 

Yes it is.

But Australia’s foremost leading alternative financial medicine guru, Dr Chet Spevens who is me writing this now, doesn’t believe in all that mainstream mumbo-jumbo.

What if I was to tell you that everything you knew about money and meaning was wrong? That there was a better way to become truly rich beyond even your wildest dreams.

Well you’re in luck, because that is exactly what I’m about to outrageously claim. 

It’s no secret that the average Aussie stresses over their money situation at a staggering 16 thoughts per second. And insanely, they continually try to get more money by slaving away at a job that has nothing in common with their childhood dream. 

This can result in only one thing; burnout. Because a life centred on the pursuit of money is devoid of any joy, instead filled only with anxiety and pain. This can lead to depression, insomnia and in some rare cases, a budget surplus.

Thankfully there is a way out of the financial swamp.

My close personal friend, Marie Kondo, or Kondsy, as she is known to her friends like me, shared with me her KonMari Finance Decluttering Method and gave me express permission to share her trademark technique with you here today, free of any potential copyright infringement I’m pretty sure.

The technique is a simple but effective tidying method. It uses a unique selection criterion – choosing what sparks joy! You are not choosing what to discard but rather choosing to keep only the items that speak to your heart, like those few international bank notes you still have in your wallet from that amazing trip to Thailand. 

But all of those stressful things like your life savings, your share portfolio and your property titles, all these are cast aside.

Through tidying, you can reset your life and spend the rest of your days surrounded by the people and things that you love the most, which is more important than the wealth you no longer have will ever be.

My dear exhausted reader, it’s simple. The answer to all of your problems is to Marie Kondo the absolute fuck out of your entire life savings and see if that sparks joy.

Author: Stephen Bailey