The role he’s rewarding me for is my work as a stay-at-home wife and mother. And the luxury labels are purchased with the “wife bonus” — 20 percent of his own company bonus — that I’m proud to receive for putting his career before my own, and keeping our lives together.
“Leather in all its forms—the aspirational $10,000 Hermès bag, the $6,000 upgrade package in a Mercedes, the $120 New Balance sneaker—is the wrapper around what will become someone else’s Big Mac.”
“In the place of bosses and managers, Zappos will create hundreds of committee-like ‘circles’ filled by employees.”
“Access to your husband’s money might feel good. But it can’t buy you the power you get by being the one who earns.”
“In my first two years of the food cart, people said that I’d reached the American dream. But I didn’t know what that was so I Googled it.”
“Millionaires saved only 14% a year on average.”
Water cooler conversation is almost as vital as water itself.
If you are among the financially secure elect, congratulations! You probably benefit from: 1) An internal compass; 2) Perseverance; 3) Emotional control; 4) Confidence
Three stories to start your day.
In a world where the sun is hot and water is scarce, survival comes down to competition.
Let me give you more money for your fundamentally worthless product.
What if this is part of our grand cultural delusion that we’ll never get old, and that affects how we save or don’t save for retirement?
Allison Jones, FICO scores, and trelfies.