Great post from Penelope Trunk – I am a huge believer that the purpose of money is to buy time. Time with family and friends. Time for other pursuits. Read her article – and especially the comments.
“Time is more important than money. You think that you know this, but you probably don’t act on it as much as you could. If you spend your time buying material things then you are using up the one thing that can make you happy (time) on things that definitely don’t make you happy (stuff).”