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Old 03-22-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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Has anyone else read this book:

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
http://www.amazon.com/Plutocrats-Ris...5505738&sr=1-1

..and if so, do you not find it incredibly irritating? (Unless, of course, you're very wealthy?)

I find it frustrating to work as hard as I have, and still barely make my bills every month. One wonders, what am I doing wrong?







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Old 03-22-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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Has anyone else read this book:

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else: Chrystia Freeland: 9780143124061: Amazon.com: Books

..and if so, do you not find it incredibly irritating? (Unless, of course, you're very wealthy?)

I find it frustrating to work as hard as I have, and still barely make my bills every month. One wonders, what am I doing wrong?



I have heard of the book. It was featured on Yahoo! Finance when it came out. I have no doubt there is a lot of truth to it. However, at the same time, it's also true that most of us are our own worst enemies and we don't even know it (or won't admit it).

Bottom line. You probably are doing something wrong (as most of us are). But improving your situation, by definition, means you will need to move outside your comfort zone. If you're at least willing to consider moving out of that comfort zone, then read this blog and apply it to your life situation:

Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post | Mr. Money Mustache







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Old 03-22-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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I have heard of the book. It was featured on Yahoo! Finance when it came out. I have no doubt there is a lot of truth to it. However, at the same time, it's also true that most of us are our own worst enemies and we don't even know it (or won't admit it).

Bottom line. You probably are doing something wrong (as most of us are). But improving your situation, by definition, means you will need to move outside your comfort zone. If you're at least willing to consider moving out of that comfort zone, then read this blog and apply it to your life situation:

Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post | Mr. Money Mustache

Thank you for your response. Is this your blog?
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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I did look at the blog. If it's yours, you are probably violating the TOS, but that's not for me to say.

That blog is just common sense--admittedly a rare commodity. I've got the first quarter I made babysitting back in the mid-60's, but I don't spend money, and don't make any effort to display any of the symbols of a middle-class lifestyle, since I've never cared what most people have for opinions.

But that doesn't relate to my business.
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