Skip to comments.7 Millionaire Myths
Posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:20 PM PDT by prisoner6
We all have are preconceptions about millionaires: they're tax evaders who just inherited their money from rich Aunt Flo, and they hang around the golf course all day with their snobby, elitist friends. So what's the average millionaire really like? Here are seven millionaire myths, and the real facts about the ones who seem to have it all.
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Actually, I would bet she rewrote the start so many times that she missed the ‘are’ where she ought to use ‘our’ because the sentence was completely different starting out but she retained much of the original sentence. I write lots of essays, and that is how I make stupid mistakes like that one.
Sorry for all the typos.
Getting ready for bed because I start work at midnight.
News NEVER sleeps.
I have my eye on the 2011 Hyndai Sonata.
If he didn't know what happened, why did he say "I know what happened"?
Your use above was correct though, because the quote was a question. "What happend...mama what happened?"
Of all the millionaires I know NONE were given it. ALL earned it through running their own companies. Some drive a BMW or Mercedes but most prefer an SUV, truck, or Jeep. For cars, they usually drive a BMW or Mercedes 300 or 500 series.
No one I know feels rich. They feel like taxes and other things will eat them alive so they had better continue to earn more.
They are elitists to some degree. They feel they “got it” and learned to earn while others are content being wage slaves. That said, they welcome anyone into their ranks and hope others do, but they know most will never get past thinking their lives are about chasing a “job” and retirement on social security or a small pension.
One thing I find in most, not all, but most, millionaires is a sense of civility and social graces. Most people I know let their kids run around restaurants; the rich usually don’t. Most middle class people think nothing of being rude and crass, cussing in a church, or getting “wasted” at a BBQ and thinking that was cool. Millionaires dont. The difference is that millionaires find people wanting to do business with them, while those others dont.
I attend an annual hunt each year with some wealthy and powerful people. They usually bring along a cousin or two. It is easy to spot the wealthy versus their bum cousin they are doing a favor. One can carry an intelligent conversation, the other is getting wasted and trying to be the center of attention. One person does things sensibly; the other needs to be watched like small child before they destroy something or hurt someone, thinking they are being cool.
The movie might have been ‘Sandpipers’, or something similar in name. McQueen was a yoeman on a boat running refugees out in China, IIRC.
‘Sand Pebbles’! Yeah, good flick, BTW.
Did you say “Sand Pebbles”? I’ll have to watch that now. Thanks.
I have a multi-millioaire cousin who never buys a new car, always a used one, preferrably three or four years old, with low mileage. Pays cash and drives them until the wheels fall off. He also doesn’t bother with maintenance like oil changes, etc. Replacing tires is about the extent of his maintaining a vehicle.
Sad story, but a very well made flick.
Would rank ‘Sand Pebbles’ right up there with ‘A Town Called Alice’.
If you take me as a sample, I can tell you a few things:
1. I drive a 12 year old car.
2. I live in a studio apartment.
3. I watch a 19” TV from 1983.
4. I never made more than $115K a year in salary.
I thinking I am in the running for the world’s cheapest millionaire.
I believe they are making them down in Alabama now.
>> my severe dyslexia LOL!
I see what you mean — you spelled “LOL” backwards.
Because we are under deadlines and are familiar with each other's styles it is not uncommon to find something like "2 crs colided undr the Wst Wnd Bridhe."
Tranlation would be "Two Cars collided under the West End Bridge."
Funny that he should come up in a thread on unpretentious
rich people. I just helped move the National Motorcycle
Museum in Animosa Ia. to their new location. One of the
bikes was Steve's old Indian chopper. What a pile! Nice to
see his ego didn't outgrow him.
Says it all to me! Same experience, with a few exceptions...Heinzes, Hilmans (sometimes) and a few other local politicians.
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