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Letter: Danny Clifton
Spend for the long term

Friday, March 1, 2013

Did you know wanting the finer things in life means, to most people, having less money in their pocket? Will having these things bring complete happiness or perhaps misery down the road? As we all know, most human beings’ wants are greater than their needs.

Think about it, friends, when we live in a world where a lot of folks today want things right now and are not willing to wait for them. It’s as if that item they’re wanting is going to disappear, and by waiting they will miss out. Has it ever occurred to you that most people want the more expensive item instead of a cheaper one which serves the same purpose? Wouldn’t you say a smaller, cheaper automobile will carry you the same place as a bigger, more expensive vehicle? A less costly home like a mobile home serves the same purpose as a brick ranch home, as well as cheaper clothes feel just as good and last just as long as high-priced ones.

What I am trying to say is the higher quality we desire in life could put us in a bad financial situation. Did you know not having enough money to do what you want in life could cause a form of depression, and in a marriage perhaps could result in divorce?

Let’s get real when we all should know without money, you can’t do anything in this life. As I have said in many letters, money doesn’t buy happiness but it sure does give you a peace of mind. I will say wanting the less expensive items in my life got me in the best financial shape of my life, even though it took 60 years.

My closing thoughts would be if you want to keep up with the Joneses in this life, it could mean a bad case of poverty down the road.

Danny Clifton

Ridgeway

 

 
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