It’s Hard to Be Rich and Live a Simple Life

A lot of people say they want to get rich, but most of the time, these people are full of it. Being rich is a lot harder than it seems—a rich person’s life gets much more complicated once they become rich. More houses, cars, bank accounts, greater investments, and rising taxes… it’s a lot to keep track of, and it can create a lot of added stress. Truth is, if you like leading a simple life, you won’t like being rich. Let’s talk some of the complications that come with more money…

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It’s Hard to Be Rich and Live a Simple Life

October 19, 2023

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