charmoeren wrote: # valerie ................ If people just save their money in their mattresses or on their bank accounts ...... our societies will stop.
All societies are built up that we have to buy things.
But considering an environmental consideration ..... then you are right.
But so far we are allowed to do whatever we want with the money we earn.
Remember: There are no pockets in the last set of clothes you get on
Well that is not my point. For starters, the women I am referring to had to spend money.
They had to buy food. They had to pay for repairs on their house when needed. They
had insurance payments to make. I don't know about the youngest sister but the oldest
paid for her education to become a teacher. Of course they purchased items besides food.
They no doubt bought a new dress from time to time. Undergarments and sleepwear. Shoes
do wear down after awhile. I am not saying they never bought anything at all.
What I am saying is, they enjoyed the life they had and did not spend senselessly.
You want to enjoy your life. If enjoying your life means redecorating your house every two
years, that is fine. In other words, what you do with your money is up to you. But this
topic is about being a millionaire and my point is, in todays world people waste a lot of
money on stuff they don't need and often stuff they don't even want.
Mary and Ruth had worked for the education system all their lives. That is what they
strongly believe in besides their faith. They lived a good life. They didn't want for
anything. They just simply did not waste money.
There was one thing that President Obama stated that stuck in my head. It was in
regards to healthcare. He said if people would stop spending money on the newest
latest cell phones and other needless items, they would have money for healthcare.
Well of course I don't agree with that in total. However, I do understand what he was
saying. Many people today do not have their priorities in the right place.
Children are not taught enough if at all, in school about money. They teach the
math but they don't teach the money. Then when you go to college they force you
take Economics. You have to listen to some old man drawing graphs on the black
board and you're fortunate if you pass the class. You have nightmares all semester
that if you flunk you'll have to listen to the boring old professor again next semester.