onsdag 23 februari 2011

Get rich slowly

Jag nämnde för ett tag sedan Cornucopia. Idag vill jag uppmärksamma ännu en mycket läsvärd blogg; Get rich slowly http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/

Idag finns ett extra läsvärt inlägg. Nämligen en intervju med med-författaren till boken "The Millionair Next Door" som jag tidigare boktipsat om. Läs inlägget här: http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2011/02/23/an-interview-with-thomas-stanley-co-author-of-%e2%80%9cthe-millionaire-next-door%e2%80%9d/

Några tankvärda utdrag från intervjun:

"If you look at the statistics on happiness in life overall, those people who live below their means are happier than people who don’t. Some people may tell you they are happy because they’ve got that leased BMW or they wear thousand-dollar suits or have a closet full of clothing, but that’s not what happiness is."

" But the other thing is that there are a whole lot of folks out there in this country who are millionaires [but not self-employed]. For example, I mentioned in the latest book about engineers. Engineers typically are people who are frugal. They view products in terms of their performance characteristics and their durability. So they are big on Toyotas and Hondas and cars like that. And they do quite well. Plus, they [engineers] are analytical; they’re very good at investing, typically. Educators do well also. So there are a lot of folks out there who are disciplined and who know how to play the game. You don’t have to own a business."

"The problem you have in this country is these people spend all this money on iPads and laptops and everything else…for what? To play what? Fantasy Football?

The problem is that most people that buy all that stuff are not industrial users. There’s no tax write-off, there’s no benefit; it’s not a capital good. They’re not using it to make money. I see people at Christmas time at four o’clock in the morning lining up in front of stores. They wouldn’t get up at four o’clock in the morning to go to work."

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