Inspiration can never be superfluous, so I thought it would be fun to share some inspirational short stories about money that I’ve been reading lately. They are funny and profound and serve as amazing short wake-up calls to remind us of what’s really important in life. Sometimes that’s all someone needs, a short wake-up call. So without further ado, I’ll let you enjoy these pearls of wisdom:
1. Grandfather’s Coins, by Pedro Pablo
This story shows us how great things can be achieved with little resources and a little imagination. At every monthly family gathering, an old man gives all his grandchildren a few coins they can use as they wish. The kids always run off to buy sweets and their parents are not satisfied, thinking this method will spoil their kids and not teach them the true value of money and how to manage it. So they decide to try an experiment. For the full version of the story, please click here.
2. Manifesting Money
The story is about a young man and his grandmother’s friend whom he takes care of in her old age and has amazing conversations with. At some point, they talk about manifesting money and the power of one’s mind. While they have different perspectives on this, they listen respectfully to each other. It’s really interesting to see where things go from this conversation, so I won’t give you any more spoilers. Please read the full version here.
3. The Parable Of The Mexican Fisherman And Investment Banker
This is a story about a Mexican fisherman who lives a very simple life and an American investment banker who tries to teach the fisherman how to grow his business to earn a lot more money. It’s a simple story about where your values are at in life and how one can run their entire life after something that they’ve had all along or that they could have had. Please click here for the entire story.
4. The Wishing Ring, by Richard von Volkmann-Leander
This is a story about a poor young farmer who receives a wishing ring that he can only turn once to grant a wish, so he must choose the wish carefully. If you’re curious to see what decision he makes and what the power of the mind can do, click here to read the entire story. It’s one of my favorites.
5. The Bet, by Anton Chekhov
This is a story about what greed for money can do and how far man is willing to go for the sake of money. What are you willing to give up for money? See what a young man gives up in this captivating story by Anton Chekhov.