Please. I’m about your age. I’ve trusted people and lost unspeakable millions. In fact, I lost everything — 100%, meaning even my clothing, furniture and photographs — more than once, and everything was far more than a couple of houses. I try never to think about it.
Getting rich again is the easiest thing. Figuring out whom to trust, healing a broken spirit and heart, is a great deal more difficult.
You’re only 55. You want money, it’ll make you feel better? Use your head. Anyone can make money.
And when you get it, don’t exchange it for promises. When it comes to money, people who take promises are called suckers by people who make promises.
Now quit whining! :)
My personal motto is “If you have it, hide it.” Old money keeps themselves wealthy that way.
A lot of wealthy people in Hollywood smartly own only one paid off home, a couple of beat up cars, and keep MTV away from them. They have their hobbies and extravgences, but nothing like a fleet of Bentleys and Hummers.
It seemed like Brad Pitt used to be that way and now he’s flying all over the place and buying one home afer another. Really disappointing.
Applies to politics as well.