Today I'd like to tell you the story of two people shopping at grocery stores for some chicken. One person runs through the grocery store quickly buying the items he needs (including chicken) and gets out of there paying little attention to money. The other person takes a little more time, not a lot, to pay attention to any particular deals. We are going to focus on their chicken purchases today. We'll call them Rich Chicken and Poor … [Read More...]
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A few weeks ago Joe from Retire By 40 wrote a great article: When Will You Feel Rich? He explained the following: We’re doing quite well financially, but I don’t feel rich at all. Our net worth is over $2 million, but the majority of that is in our retirement accounts and real estate. We could access them if absolutely necessary, but it's not exactly liquid like money in a savings account. [Side Note: Joe noted in his article he was … [Read More...]
My oldest son (age 4) is on vacation this week which, of course, means that the world is exploding with catastrophes. Well, not the real world, and not real catastrophes, but just one annoying problem after another. After putting out most of the fires, it was time for a little story time before nap. I found a book of fairy tales that my mother had bought him. I opened it up to a random page and came across The Fox and the Goat. It's … [Read More...]