A few years back, there was a rumor circulating about Fidelity’s top-performing investment accounts. As the story went, they either belonged to dead people, or to people who had simply forgotten about their accounts.
I read a study once showing that cab drivers usually go home at the end of their shift. Given the opportunity to keep driving and make more money, they almost never did. Once they put in their 8 hours, they were done, and they went home.
People get really stressed out about money. They cry over it. Lose sleep over it. It even makes marriages fall apart.
I met my wife at gifted and talented camp in the summer of 1989, when I randomly put my head in her lap and asked for a kiss.
Personal finance books are filled with stories of people wearing awful suits, driving crappy cars, and living in tiny houses. Meanwhile, they all have seven-figure bank accounts.
A house is a terrible investment. But for a lot of people, it’s the best investment.