posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 02:06 AM
1. Be or become good at more than one thing.
2. Live in reality---seriously. Nothing drives me nuts more than a family with a new house, new car, cell phones and cable tv on a large screen on
3. Realize you are only a commodity and can be replaced at any time if you work for someone else.
4. If you think that edumacation you have makes some work beneath you, you may go hungry.
5. A house is just a house, it's the people that make it a home---move to where the jobs are.
6. Don't be ashamed to ask for TEMPORARY assistance, but never depend on it.
7. There is no such thing as a free lunch, neither can you become a millionaire by sending $19.95 to that slick guy on late night adverts, stuffing
envelopes or assembling parts, MLM, or buying property with no money down.
8. You never own anything you charge on plastic or paper, as the payments go on forever. You will still be paying for it long after it is gone.
9. A job is a job, if you don't like it, change it, if you can't change it---well that's why it's called "a job" and not a vacation.
10. Be thankful for what you have, not bitter for what you don't.
Sound a bit harsh?
Well, maybe it is a bit. But I have never been unemployed for longer than it took me to travel to another job, avoided credit cards and personal loans
like the plague, and own everything I have---a bank or creditor doesn't.
And yes, I accomplished it while raising a family. Though sometimes we were not well off at all. I have financed cars (one at a time) and houses (one
at a time) all with large down payments and paid off many years before they were due.
Am I wealthy?----not hardly, just middle class---barely.
But without a couple thousand $$ in house and car and credit card payments due every month, I think we live comfortably enough.
If everything were to go totally bad, I would still be employed somewhere, as I have made it a point to be at least capable in many areas of
employment, and given even minimum wage part time work, as I owe no one revolving debt, at least something would be on the table to eat, and the
electricity would stay on.