Debt Finances & Money

Language of the Perpetual Poor

There aren’t many articles each week that stick out (to me) as being worth writing about, but Frugal Dad’s article today about the “Language of the Perpetual Poor” is an excellent diatribe about what you often hear people saying when they want to blame someone or something on their station in life.

How often have you heard (or said) these things:

  • The poor man just can’t get ahead
  • We struggle just to make ends meet
  • Everyone has a car payment — It’s a fact of life (my own family says this)
  • The only way to get rich in America is to hit the lottery

Frugal Dad has a few more quotes so I won’t spoil them all for you, but I highly recommend hopping over and reading the article. It’s insightful, humorous and thought-provoking.

Thanks for the great article FD!

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  • And thank you for the recommendation! It was a bit of a rant, so I tried to sprinkle in some humor. I just get so tired of hearing these things over and over from broke people. I’m hoping to inspire some folks to change their financial attitudes, or at least be more aware of them.

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