Money – Making It/Spending it

See the guy in the image below? I have no idea what that problem is he’s solving on the blackboard but, when I sit down with my “bill pile,” my checkbook, a calculator and a delicious cool beverage, a scenario similar to that shown on the blackboard unfolds – lots of numbers that make no sense to me…

math-equations-blackboardAgain, I have NO IDEA WHATSOEVER what the problem on this board is “asking you to solve for,” but here is MY unsolvable math problem:

“Why does it take so long to make money, yet take only seconds to spend it?”

Or, put another way, why does it take me literally three minutes to send out the money it takes me weeks – sometimes months – to earn? And a question to pony onto that one is, why do utility companies continue to raise prices on services (electric, cable, gas, etc.) when every economic model I ever studied suggests that as any producer becomes more lean and efficient, there should follow a natural and customary reduction in the costs of goods or services provided? I simply cannot understand it all…

Of course I also can’t understand how a people can still afford to eat out at restaurants “pricier” than Friday’s, or how anyone can afford to shop at Sak’s when it’s “Not Off 5th” or when jeans at Old Navy started costing $45.00 a pair.

Sigh. I guess maybe I am just “feeling the squeeze” today but, really, is anyone else getting pinched or is it just me? Don’t get me wrong, we have a comfortable life. But really, just ONCE at the end of the month I’d like to look in my checkbook and be able to say, “Holy crap, where did that extra $200.00 come from?” We always have enough; one month, I’d like to have just a little more…

I used to keep my nose to the grind stone; now I am leaning in with my whole face, neck and shoulder.

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