Money isn't logical, it's emotional. Money, or rather how we make and spend it, affects how we feel about ourselves, our self-worth, our partner or spouse, our choice of career and our place in society. Money mindfulness is critical to you, your partner or spouse and your your children. Mindfulness is a state of being conscious and aware. Money mindfulness, being truly conscious and aware of how we make, spend and save our money means examining on a deeper level, the emotions, feelings and thoughts that affect that behavior.
We learn based on modeling and our embedded childhood memories are most profound and apt to determine our behavior concerning money. We have all learned lessons in childhood that contribute to our emotions around money and it's importance in our own self-worth. Think back to the comments, even some very off-hand, that your parents said about money that you may have just accepted and not given much thought like: "If you work hard, the money will come.", "Be grateful for what you have.", "You're lucky to have a roof over your head." "Take care of yourself first; no one else is going to."
However, it's when we examine these scripts in greater detail and recognize the underlying message that we begin to understand their effect on our behavior that may be holding us back from our true potential, like it you work hard, the money will come. Well, yes, but this says nothing about finding your passion and doing what makes you feel alive and vital. The script is limiting by its design.