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|User Info||There Are Two Ways To Be 'Rich'; entered at 2017-09-04 19:47:40|
Guess I chose the alternative. I drive a paid-off old (but in great condition) car and my house is paid off. I have no paid TV and use a flip phone. I rarely eat out. (My cooking is better anyway) I did make a six figure salary for several years at one point and saved a good portion of it. I buy only what I need and don't buy new models of anything unless my old model no longer works, can't function due to updated technology, or can't be repaired. I bought a 1700 sq. ft. house when all my friends were buying 3000 to 5000 sq. ft. houses just because they could. My friends thought I was crazy at the time. Last night, I heard one of my neighbors (who is always yelling so the rest of us can hear their business) say they have a $500,000 house they can't keep. Yeah! They might be moving! That doesn't surprise me. These people are always buying toys....new cars, campers, new electronics, etc. They always have 3 dogs. The mother also smokes 2 to 3 packs of cigarettes a day, a very expensive habit these days. Her 23 year old can't get his life together and keeps coming back home to live off Mom and Dad. So no surprise they can't afford their house. I predicted this would happen. Good riddance. |
Although I like that I have no debt and live fine, I would prefer to have more money so I'm still working on ways to increase income especially passive income.