Originally posted on Money with Merne’s Facebook Page on January 11, 2017:
Learn to overcome jealousy. Now when I see people with big houses, fancy cars and designer bags, I don’t think “Wow, they must be rich” I think “Wow, they must be broke.” Because it’s often true. Be thankful for what you have and know that a modest house and an older car are helping you sock away more in savings. Surprise them all when you retire at 55 and the guy with the mansion and sports car will still be working at 70+ because he can’t afford not to!