Every single month I sit at my desk (or kitchen table, or on the bed, or…) and I pull out my Keeping It Rich mug and my Keeping It Rich budget booklet to pay my bills. My tools are now available to you online. Order yours today!
“Dear Future Rich Person,
The first step to the process of keeping it rich is to define for yourself what it means to be wealthy. This Budget Booklet will help you identify and quantify your current lifestyle so you can begin to plan and define your ideal lifestyle. This is why I’ve placed a line for Major Goals on the top of each page. This way you will be reminded about what you are saving toward each month…
I’ve been writing a lot for Black Enterprise magazine and Essence magazine in the last few months about people who are doing a great job of keeping it rich. It inspired me to write this entry. Often times when we think of being rich, we think of people with fur coats, yachts, and diamonds. But I don’t. I believe keeping it rich is a mindset defined by the individual. Rich for me may not be rich for you. I’m good with a house, some grass and a good public school system. That’s rich for me. But I’m fortunate to interview people who keep it rich with much less than me and those who keep it rich with a great deal more than me.
T-shirt purchased 2 years ago
About two years ago, @frugalista asked for people to share their recession stories on twitter. I replied with this picture of my then-recently purchased nightshirt that sarcastically reads, ‘What Recession?’ Boy, those were the days…
Today, I know exactly what recession everyone is talking about. My company lost its largest client about 12 months ago, I invested in a print shop that I am now selling because of increased losses and I just all around can’t seem to find the additional cash for the rising cost of food and gas! Hallelujah, I had a strong emergency fund and enough clients on the roster so I could pay the mortgage for 2011. But, what about 2012?
As I test drive the Land Rover LR4 for Simplyrides.com, I tell the story of how I built my credit the hard way with a high car payment in 1997. I also get to check out all the RICH amenities of the LR4. SEE VIDEO!
View the slideshow of photos here.