I don't know how I picked them up, but the wealth system builders are hot on my heels.
Unfortunately, even if you don't use Twitter yourself you know who the "get rich quick guys" are, especially if you've ever watched any late night t.v.
"Use my proven system," the sales pitch goes, "and you too could make millions in months." Blah, blah, blah, yap, yap, yap.
Now, I'm not saying there aren't some ways that are quicker than others to garnering wealth. I am saying for the most part, folks get what they deserve and they get it through good old-fashioned hard work.
Besides - I don't want a million dollars.
You can't be serious Jimmer?
I am. I'll tell you why.
1. A million dollars doesn't go nearly as far as it used to.
B. I just believe it's better to have enough rather than too much.
III. I really don't mind life lessons, and working hard.
Here's what I do want though - I'd like to have about $75,000 after taxes.
This would make up for most of the financial mistakes I have made over the years, or at the very least allow me to start fixing some of my screw-ups.
There is so much you never learn about money until you're an adult. Oh sure, in 7th grade we practiced managing a "checkbook." This is not quite the same when you're handling real money now is it?
How do you know things like: How much life insurance do I need? - How much do I need for retirement? - How much should I really save?
How long will it really take me to pay off
What does it really mean to take out a second mortgage?
Etc... and so on.
Most kids get their first jobs and boom, that money is gone almost as quickly as it gets in their hands.
Even my most fiscally responsible friend, one who has worked his entire life to have all the things that he has and the life that he wants, would be remiss if he didn't share the story of how he showed up at my house shortly after he got his first job, wanting me to check out his "sweet ride."
And the money just goes - Poof!
Now most folks rein themselves in in one way or another. Some do better than others. Some go broke. Some get rich. I get that. It's called life. It's called learning. That's cool.
I'd just like to have a chance to truly apply the "If I knew then what I know now" mentality and see how it might work out.
I know. Nothing but a dreamer...
Still - that conversation we all have whenever the lotto gets big and we sit around thinking, "What would I do if I had a million or millions of dollars...?"
Yeah, I don't know how to handle that.
My needs are a whole lot less.
I don't want a million dollars.