Want to guesstimate whether your neighbor can afford their car? No, the model of the car doesn’t matter. You can be in deep debt and still fake the funk with a nice-looking car. Look for haphazard and unsightly do-it-yourself repair jobs. Growing up in New York City, I saw this all the time. I would see car windows hastily taped
Wealth is like a dream to working-class people. And what do we do upon waking up from a dream? We forget. Make excuses. We settle. Hell, some of us win the lottery, spin around, and lose it all. That’s the problem. Wealth viewed as a goal. It’s a mindset and a life journey of which money is only one factor.
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
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
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