How much money is enough? I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately.

I have a great paying job. I have been setting money aside for retirement. The only debt that I have is the mortgage on the house, which is very small. It would be fair to say that my net worth is healthy.

At many points in my life “enough” meant different things. When we were first married we did not have a lot of money. When our kids were all in post-secondary education we had a lot of money, but all of it was spoken for. Now that retirement is on the horizon it is a question of how do we want to live in our “golden” years.

If the focus is taken off of having enough and put on contentment, then the conversation changes. It’s no longer about enough but about being happy with what we have. Time to switch it up and not ask whether I have enough, but whether I am content.