Here's something to think about this Frugal Friday:
"most people have it all wrong about wealth. … Wealth is not the same as income. If you make a good income each year and spend it all, you are not getting wealthier. You are just living high. Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you spend.”I think this is an important financial idea that each of us should understand as we try to live within our means. Sometimes we see someone who dresses really nice or owns a fancy car and think to ourselves, "wow, they've got bucks!" But is that really the case? If you apply the idea above, perhaps what we should really be thinking is, "Wow, they've spent a lot of money." That's a whole different concept, now isn't it? They don't "have it" because they've "spent it".
Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko, The Millionaire Next Door (1996)
I'd love to have a discussion. Why do you think this is important? How can you use it to modify your family's spending habits? How can it change the way you view yourselves in terms of those around you? Other thoughts on what is wealth vs. income, anyone?
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!
Linked to: Frugal Friday, Hearts 4 Home, Thrifty Thursday