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
The creation of debt is usually caused by avoidable misunderstandings on the part of the borrower and lender. For example, the borrower assumes they can repay the debt. The lender assumes the borrower will do so. Culpability must always be kept in mind as you learn how to deal with debt collectors. The average person owes over $90,500
“You need to spend money to make money,” is a common phrase. But it’s not actually true. Unless you’re investing in a major project, spending money is just that — spending money. In truth, you don’t need to make any major investments or make major changes to save money every month. Using a few nifty tricks, you can actually cut costs using things you already own.
This pandemic has brought out an aggressively paranoid hypochondriac in me. Several weeks ago, I woke up horribly nauseous. The room began spinning. I was mentally dizzy. My vision was spinning. I was as weak as a newborn faun. Getting out of bed and walking to the bathroom, a journey of several steps, might as well have been a