Monday, August 18, 2008

On The Road To Being A Y.A.W.N

*I drive a fuel efficient mini-car.
*I don't buy brand name clothing nor do I want to.
*Our monthly living expenses are ridiculously low by choice.
*All our expendable income goes into investments.
*I tithe a percent of my income to help children in Africa.

Looks like we are on the road to being Y.A.W.N.s (Young And Wealthy but Normal). Why are they called Y.A.W.N.s? Because they are boring. Un-sexy as they sound, if everyone did this debt would be erased, people would be happier and the world would be a better place - especially if we all gave more to charity.

The basics behind being a Y.A.W.N, and they are very basic, are as follows:

1. Live below your means
2. Remember that stuff does not define self-worth
3. Give back

It's not rocket science but it's hard to follow in the conspicuous consumption world we live in.

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