Today’s Word: peace of mind

October 17, 2018 =========

☆  peace of mind  安心


If something gives you peace of mind, it stops you from worrying about that problem or difficulty. All of the books I have read about finances suggest having enough money for peace of mind. All the authors suggest having some savings set aside just for emergencies. This will give you peace of mind because you know you won’t need a credit card or a loan if you have an emergency. And of course, they suggest that you save for your retirement.

Knowing that you will have enough money for retirement, can give you the biggest peace of mind possible. In Australia, most older people who are close to retiring are worried that they won’t have enough money to survive when they retire. They spend each day worried and anxious, rather than experiencing peace of mind.

What about in Japan? Do people generally have peace of mind and know they have enough money for emergencies and to retire comfortably?