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The Million Dollar Roundup

Long before Barenaked Ladies wrote their famous “If I had $1,000,000,” people have dreamed of becoming millionaires. It’s fair to say that a million bucks isn’t quite what it used to be. In fact, inflation over my lifetime has eroded the value of a million dollars down to $141,000, or conversely, you’d need over seven [...]

Stop Acting Rich

Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield was first published in 1850*, and this quote is from that book: “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” -Wilkins Micawber in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield I don’t know if Dr Thomas Stanley, [...]