Your savings beleive it or not affect the way you stand, the
way you walk and tone of your voice. In short your physical well-being and self-confidence.
A man without savings is always running. He must. He must
take the first job offered, or nearly so. He sits nervously on life's
chairs because any small emergency throws him into the hands
‘Without savings, a man must be too grateful. Gratitude is a
fine thing in its place. But a constant state of gratitude is a hor-
rible place in which to live.
A man with savings can walk tall. He may appraise opportuni-
ties in a relaxed way, have time for judicious estimates and not be
rushed by economic necessity.
A man with savings can afford to resign from his job, if his
principles so dictate, And for this reason he'll never need to do
so. A man who ean afford to quit is much more useful to his company, and therefore more promotable. He can afford to give his
Company the benefits of his most candid judgments.
A man always concerned about necessities, such as food and,
rent, can’t afford to think in long-range career terms. He must
dart to the most immediate opportunity for ready cash, Without
savings, he will spend a lifetime of darting, dodging.
A man with savings can afford the wonderful privilage of
living generous in family or neighborhood emergencies. He
can take a level stare into the eyes of any man, friend, stranger
or enemy. It shapes his personality and character.
The ability to save has nothing to do with the size of income. Many high-income people who spend it all are on a treadmeill, darting through life like mnnows.
“Take waste outof your spending; you'll drive the
waste out of your life.”
Will Rogers put it this way, “I'd rather have the company of
Janitor, living on what he earned last year... than an actor
‘spending what he'll earn next year.”
If you don’t need money for college, a home or retirement
then save for self-confidence. The state of your savings does have
a lot to do with how tall you walk.