Pablo Picasso said, “I’d like to live as a poor man, with lots of money.” Sage advice. That’s because doing the exact opposite is a recipe that’s guaranteed to eventually bring financial trouble to anybody brazen enough to try it. Still, that doesn’t stop many folks from living beyond their means in a misguided attempt to keep up with the Joneses, get noticed, and impress others. Sadly, they’re only fooling themselves because, ultimately, the others don’t really care.
The bottom line: Always strive to be anonymously rich rather than deceptively poor; over the long run you’ll be much better off.
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