🤗 Good glorious morning to you! 🤗
A few weeks back I did a quick Q&A with Lance over at My Strategic Dollar. Lance blogs about personal finance, battling debt and wealth building for the long-term.
Here’s a snippet 🤓
San Francisco’s often been associated as the playground for the wealthy. When I was in college people asked me where I was from and when I said “I’m from San Francisco” they immediately assumed my parents owned a million dollar house. My family actually rented the inside an old single car garage in the outskirts of the city.
My personal experience growing up in San Francisco has always been more about the hidden struggles between the rich and poor. No one hears the ignoble details because everything is swept under the rug. San Francisco has this interesting detachment where one city block can be filled with high end French boutiques and the next block, there would be an overwhelming presence of poverty, homelessness and gang violence. The city has absurdly clear yet invisible dividing lines between the rich and poor. It makes the entire scene comical from a sane outsider’s perspective.
I was a fond follower of Financial Samurai. I think he was really my final stepping stone to becoming financially fit. My husband and I always had a good amount of money (in 2015 our net worth was 400K and now it’s almost $800K) but we were not utilizing it as we should have. Most of it just sat in the credit union and less than half of the $400K was actually invested in anything! Nothing! Thank goodness for the personal finance community…now we believe we’re on the right track!
Don’t ever let poverty be your excuse! Do not ever let your income (at whatever number) hold you down. Don’t ever play the victim because you are not! You’re a hero who is in the middle of your story that hasn’t finished yet.
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