Wednesday, May 14, 2003

By the way, for those of you (like me) who don't usually do math right quick in your head, here are some figgers:

If you TAKE HOME 40,000 per year, every year, and KEEP IT ALL, you'd have 1.2 million dollars at the end of 30 years.

60k per year will yield 1.8 mill
80k will yield 2.4 mill
100k, it follows like the night the day, 3 million.

That's if you keep every last penny. Forget about buying ANYTHING. Fuck Bill Bennet and the stupid fucking bookbuyers he rode in on.

Assume you have 2 kids: add, for the sake of argument, 10,000 per year in various kid-related expenses. A house? Say you pay a mortgage of 300 per month (which I reckon to be a SWEET motgage or a shitty house or both): $3600 per year. A car? I'm going to go with a nice, round $5000 per year to cover paying for the thing itself, insurance, repairs, and gas (probably estimating low). That's $18,000 per year ($540k over 30 years) worth of delays in your quest towards Bennet-like mad money. And you haven't eaten yet. And you haven't clothed yourself yet. And you haven't furnished your (cheap) house. And you haven't gone on vacation. And you haven't paid for health or dental care at all.

Class war? What, me? Pacifist? GRRRRRRRR

I hear "Sweet Sue (Just You)" by Leon Redbone and "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot.


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