Today's episode is Part 2 of a mini-series on the seasons of life.
The world of work is changing rapidly. We find ourselves pressed on all sides to do more work and different work.
And yet in personal finance circles, the focus of our conversation is quite frequently how to get out of work.
I believe work is a blessing and not a curse. And that to run from work is the wrong answer.
And yet how can we adjust our relationship with work so that it feels more meaningful and less ephemeral?
Part of the answer is in learning to work with the natural seasons of life.
Poverty is hard. Money helps to make life less hard. But, in our modern world, it's hard to figure out how much money is enough.
As you go through the seasons of your life the usefulness of money will wax and wane.
Money comes with a cost: time, labor, risk, attention.
You need to think carefully about the season of your life you're in and consider the unique value of money during this particular season.
Today I have an interview for you with Ben Higgenbotham, a funeral director who's also well in tune with the Radical Personal Finance philosophy.
He's here today to share the inside scoop on how to effectively work with a funeral director so that you can get the funeral experience that your family desires without losing your shirt.
p.s., If you didn't hear it, you might want to first go and listen to Episode 409, "How to Get Yourself Put 6 Feet Under Dirt Cheap!".
That show was the "radical" approach; this discussion was intended to be a bit more mainstream. This interview was recorded almost immediately after that show was released, but I misplaced the file and neglected to get it into the schedule! Sorry, Ben!