The type of jobs I love that make me feel good are unfortunately the worst paying jobs. State funded and whatnot. Since I've turned 30, I've grown overly anxious about my meager amount of savings and whether I will be able to survive beyond a cup of noodle and tap water when I'm 75. I'm considering leaving the field I love and entering into one that'll secure more money in the end (hint: it's business and marketing for a friend's company).
But, money is freedom. And, with today's prices it's something I am in dire need of.