Sunday, March 29, 2009

What wrong with our trees?

Another thing that repulses me about the human race: greed. People who spend money like it grows on trees or have no conscience about their blatant indulgences. People, like AIG execs, who take millions of dollars from the government bailout and call it a legitimate bonus. People who would trample over the body of another human being to gain the cheap big screen TV at Walmart's Black Friday stampede.

Then there's the woman trying to sue her husband for a $53,800* per week divorce settlement. This is what she claims she needs every week to sustain her current lifestyle: *US dollars

  • $30K +/- for housing (a Park Ave apartment & 3 houses in Sweden)
  • $8,000 for travel expenses
  • $4,500 for clothes
  • $1,500 for entertainment and restaurant expenses
  • $1,000 for hair and beauty treatments
  • $700 for limo service
  • $600 for flowers
She spends more on her limo service per week that we do on food for a month! Disgusting...

We are always so cognizant of what we spend because of how long it takes us to earn it. So I would be thrilled to wake up one morning and NEVER have to worry money. It would be nice to be able to afford the things we need (or want) without having to scrimp & skimp.

Like travel, for example. We wanted to stay overnight in Boston when we took the boys to see the Bruins but didn't want to spend the money on a hotel room. I mean, motel room. [there is a difference... we can only afford motels, not hotels.] When we went to Boston in November, I searched for deals, and finally got a room at the Radisson for $46/night, which was 58% off the rack rate of $109.
I was stoked.

There's nothing I love more than a nabbing a big bargain. Especially when I'm saving my own hard earned dough.

1 comment:

  1. It's always nice to find a real bargain and it sure sounds like you did with the room. I would have been stoked too!


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