Why Money will NEVER be Enough

Anees Khan
3 min readFeb 15, 2023
Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

I’ve been at the lower-end of income. And I’ve been at a higher end. Money has never been enough. I’m sure most of you will agree with me on this.

So, why is this so? What are the reasons behind this? This article is my take on this matter.

So, let’s run through a fictional life story of a working person. To make it easier, I’ll imagine him as myself.

Year 1:
I’m starting out in my working life.
My salary: $1K/month (pathetic)
My rent: $500 (a small place, nothing to shout about)
My meals: Only once a day. After making some calculations, that’s all I can afford.
My transport: My own two legs. The bus will bring me to work in 30 mins. If I walk, it’s about 1 hr. But I save $4 a day. That’s about $100 a month. So, I avoid the bus.
My mothly savings: are you kidding?

Year 2:
I got some increment. Yeah!
My salary: $1,500/month (yeah, $500 more)
My rent: $500 (same old place)
My meals: Wow, with this extra $500, now I can eat 3 times a day, just like those normal folks.
My transport: Still walking to work. Why? I rather eat better than take the bus. Heck, I’ll even tell myself that walking is good exercise. It burns calories, you know?
My mothly savings: not much. The…

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Anees Khan

nees Khan is a freelance web and mobile app developer, and a software developer, for the past 28 years, and is running Getcha Solutions (getcha.com)