My money motto: spend money on experiences, not stuff.
— Cassandra Lane

Hola! I'm Cass, the head magic-maker + copywriter at Wild Spirit Co. I have spent the last eight years honing my word nerd skills, unleashing my creativity on the unsuspecting universe and embracing the beautiful art of story-telling. I've also started drinking green juices. They don't taste as bad as I thought they would.  

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received about money?

Every time you pay a bill, say ‘thank you’ to your money. This way, instead of moaning and feeling crappy about money being wasted on electricity/rent/whatever, you’re infusing a sense of gratitude and meaning into the action … and suddenly you feel both thankful and proud (because you just paid a bill! Heck yeah!)

What scares you most about money?

I think money and fear are a little like mixing Tabasco sauce and a banana. They don’t taste nice together. But, in saying that, I think fear and money inevitably connect because they’re often such deeply-rooted links to our survival. Which makes me feel better, because really, I’m not scared about money itself, I’m scared about my survival. And from an evolutionary perspective, that’s not such a bad move.

What has been your best investment?

A four-week holiday to Europe. Some of my best writing and inspiration came from that trip! I guess that’s my motto, really: spend money on experiences, not stuff.

How would you define financial freedom?

Having the freedom to pursue what makes you happy and what brings meaning to your life.

Apart from money and assets, what other things in life contribute to wealth?

Time, health, relationships and even wisdom all contribute to my over-arching idea of a wealthy life. If I’m a billionaire, but on medication for high blood pressure because I spend 18 hours a day in the office, that’s not a wealthy life for me.

What advice would you give your younger self about money?

Spend more money on experiences than you do on stuff. And when you do buy stuff, make sure you think about quality, not quantity.

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