To Much

“I used to say, ‘Things cost too much.’ Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, ‘The problem isn’t that things cost too much. The problem is that you can’t afford it.’ That’s when I finally understood that the problem wasn’t ‘it’-the problem was ‘me.’”

~ Jim Rohn

6 replies on “To Much”

  1. I disagree. In the mid-80s and into the 90s, a 2×4 cost under a dollar. Today? Around $6. In 2000 a basic small truck (Toyota or Nissan) was a little over $11,000. Today the most basic stripped down model is double that. Plywood is up over 150% in the last year alone.
    Salaries sure haven’t doubled since 2000, or in the case of lumber, haven’t gone up 1-1/2 times in the last year.
    In 969, fresh out of college, I taught school and earned $10,000 a year. I bought a house and a brand new sports car (it cost $3,000). Today around here teachers earn in the low $30,000s while a crappy house that needs major fix up costs over $100,000 and don’t get me started on sports cars!
    The problem is NOT me (on retirement that isn’t keeping up with cost of living) or the workers.

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    1. I respect your opinion. But don’t forget, corporate greed has a lot to do with inflation, and its true about being retired, and living off the pittance we get from Social Security. The average person should be getting a hell of a lot more, but thanks to Ronnie Reagan, when he took money from Social Security, and never replaced it.


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