Early Sweet Cars
1941 Ford Tudor
To try to get back on a schedule, this is pretty soon after my late post last night, but Imma trying. hahaha
I was once giving a professor an estimate on an addition to her home. She was a counselor in a local college. A family member needed financial counseling and I asked her if she did any financial counseling on the side. You could have pushed me over with a feather at her answer: ”Mr. Darnell, I can’t even keep my own check book balanced!”
Facts like that floor me. I have said it too many times, I am a HS drop out but I must have more sense than many college graduates. I just read a study that says no matter the salaries (Minimum $500,000 a year) 60% of all NBA players are broke after 5-6 years of leaving the game.
That percentage amazes me. Planned correctly 5 or 6 years with a salary of ‘only’ $500,000 (not counting the ones with multimillion salaries) a person should be set for life and NEVER be broke.
These men are college graduates, and cannot simply manage money?????
The news enjoys stories of people who win a huge lottery are in debt just a few years after winning. But the fact is, more lottery winners are real winners and use the money wisely.
I buy lottery tickets. (My girl would never buy one.) I make plans if I should win. I do not consider it a waste, I do have enough sense to know it is gambling. But I do not spend $20-$100 for a round of golf per day or week. I do not have a $20K fishing boat or other extra expenses. So I am happy to buy a lottery ticket and think what I could do for the family should I win.
Many states did not have the Lottery when we were hiking the AT. I bought tickets when we hiked through states that did. As I hiked I made plans should I win. Never did of course, but it was a mental exercise that gave me pleasure as I hiked.