Paraphrasing some of the common but still good reminders from this 2nd edition book by Erik Wecks & Neil Hellegers:
- The necessities of finding food, clothing, shelter, and adequate transportation are taken for granted and Americans have sought the pursuit of status, acceptance, and personal success.
- What are your values and are they aligning with your financial choices? Seek financial independence over material displays of the appearance of high social status by living below your means. This will help you build wealth by creating, planning and sticking to a budget.