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    Which of course, we all see all the time, right? Today I saw this guy ( who appeared to be about 32) in a Porsche Carrera. This is a pretty common sight where I live as there are many wealthy (or wanting to appear wealthy) people living in my part of town. When I see that kind of blatent...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Simple, 4 step solution to the problem of wealth-inequality that anyone can do: Step 1 work at a job Step 2 live on less than you make (This tends to be the one people mess up on) Step 3 Invest (in the stock market, real estate, whatever) the excess Step 4 repeat consistently for many years...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I found this article on a blog and thought it was awesome! It pretty much teaches Dave Ramsey but with the main stream media twist. All in all a good article. Is Dave Ramsey Wrong?
  4. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Business leaders from around the globe gathered in Dubai More news that scares me and makes me rethink our entire financial situation. Everything is already cut to near the bone. Guess I'll go back in and see what else needs to be eliminated. :csad:
  5. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch... Obama discusses the best way to steal your wealth and redistribute it!
  6. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    A comment made by Katybird on the Gun Control Thread got me thinking (always dangerous) :laugh: We've all heard about Obama's "spread the wealth around" comment. He has since stated he does not regret making the statement and that he stands by it. Katybird asked asimplegirl why she has so...
  7. News you can use
    8 rules to break to build wealth Diverging from the traditional mind-set may put you on the right course to riches, says Robert Shemin, author of "How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?"
  8. Frugal Living
    http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.stretcher.com/resource/graphics/AMF00083.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.stretcher.com/stories/04/04nov08f.cfm&h=199&w=161&sz=4&tbnid=EhXZZwCHubVxQM:&tbnh=99&tbnw=80&hl=en&start=3&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsaving%2Bmoney%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D Which...
  9. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://today.reuters.com/business/newsArticle.aspx?type=ousiv&storyID=2006-01-04T172939Z_01_HO462844_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPRO-COLUMN-FINANCE-DC.XML
  10. Frugal Living
    http://personal.fidelity.com/myfidelity/email.html?http://myfidelity.members.fidelity.com/investorsWeekly/cms/FEApaycheck040507.dyn?keyword=personal
  11. Frugal Living
    Balance is an intensely personal thing. What is balance for one person may be utter boredom to a second and extreme bravery to a third. Balance comes from weighing all sides and choosing the direction that would be the best at that moment.
  12. Frugal Living
    enjoyment is composed of two elements, appreciation and gratitude. Appreciation is finding something to like about a given person, place , thing or experience. Appreciaton alone is not enough-- something is missing. Gratitude. Feeling thankful for whatever it is we're appreciating- and for the...
  13. Frugal Living
    Wealth is knowing opportunities wehn they come (unwealthy people often mislabel them "problems") and, if opportunities don't come often enough, knowing how to make them happen. A poplular myth about opportunity is that some people have more than others. Not so. Like oxygen, opportunity is...
  14. Frugal Living
    Many people think wealth is having what you want. However, a good many people have what they want- or at least what they said they wanted at some former time- and still don't feel wealthy. They want more, but they're not sure waht "more" is. Knowing what we truly want- not what other people...
  15. Frugal Living
    We're not necessarily talking about the institutions of higher learning, but the learning we get in that greatest classroom of all-- life. Knowledge can be more powerful than money. Our willingness to learn and to apply what we've learned is a hallmark of wealth. "the object of true education...
  16. Frugal Living
    "There is no delight in owning anything unshared." Seneca- first century A.D. Of course it means sharing physical possessions, but even more, it means sharing who we are-- our warmth, our humor, our ideas, our talents, our joys, and our sorrows. When we visit a friend's house for dinner, it's...
  17. Frugal Living
    Loving is hard work. It's not just a feeling. We must choose to love whatever we encounter. We must learn to love ourselves (sometimes the hardest task of all). Loving is also choosing to focus on the good. Once we have a start on loving ourselves, we move on to loving everyone and everything...
  18. Frugal Living
    "There are people who have money and there are people who are rich." Coco Gabrielle Chanel We all have riches. Some have them in money, others in expensive things -- but most have riches in talent, ideas, creativity, loving, caring, wisdom, or beauty. The secret is to use the riches we have--...
  19. Frugal Living
    All we really need are air, water, food, clothing, shelter, protection. That scares some people though. Surely wealth includes at least a few creature comforts. But how much is enough, and how much is too much? That depends on what we want-- what we REALLY want. If we squander our resources on...
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