I am still working on becoming financially independent, a phrase you may better understand as being, “rich.” One thing that I have learned is that time is a lot more valuable than money. You can spend a lifetime wishing to become rich instead of doing it. Worse, you can spend a lifetime mismanaging your time in a well-meaning but misguided
The problem with dollar stores, besides the cheap merchandise and food that is days or years off their freshness dates, is they allow people to assume bargains are aplenty instead of comparison shopping. The managers behind dollar stores know you will assume their products are a bargain. Or, they know you will conveniently shop there so you don’t have to
The only people who are more miserable than those who complain about it are those who remain silent. I don’t have to tell you that there is a lot to miserable about today. The coronavirus has changed life irrevocably on a global scale. There has been so much politicization of the issue, but I think that is a distraction.
I always hated that show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? I think it made a mockery of the idea of financial security. That show also irresponsibly reinforced the idea that one could become a millionaire through chance or sheer luck. Being a millionaire isn’t about flaunting wealth or burning money via the purchase of material trivialities. Millionaires are
When I was a child, I was a big fan of the Benny Hill show. He was a raunchy English comedian who specialized in intricate political jokes, show tunes, limericks, satire, and cavorting with scantily clad dancers while acting as the butt of his own jokes. It was created in the 1950s and aired for almost 50 years. It
The aim of becoming rich is not to have a lot of money. Being rich means always having options in life. Being rich affords you options you couldn’t consider if you’re working-class or poor. Still, when you make your own fortune, instead of being given one, you have more of an incentive to learn how to keep it. You