Going Vintage

Happy New Year

For all of you potential Surprise Millionaires out there who are dedicated to building Vintagewealth but want to look good while doing it, why not think about going vintage?  That’s right, vintage clothing could give you the look and style you want without breaking the all important budget.  Remember, good quality classically tailored apparel is always in style.  Over at cheatsheet.com they have published a great article about the dos and don’ts of shopping for vintage clothing.  Even for those of us who are not that fashion conscious, jazzing up an outfit with a vintage watch or pair of cuff links could give you that little something extra that will make you stand out from the crowd during a job interview or formal event.  This might be something to think about the next time you are tempted by that 75% sale at the local discount department store!

Tale of an American Family

broadway-houseThe house had stood on South Broadway in St. Louis for decades and it had been in the family since 1951.  It really wasn’t much to look at; this house from another era.  In fact, it sold for just $30,000 in 2013. But oh what stories its walls would tell if they could!  Tales of a family barely scraping by, trying to make ends meet.  Or of a loving and dutiful son who put his family’s well-being ahead of his own.  It is the tale of an American family who not only survived but thrived through adversity.  And for that dutiful son, it was a story of hard work, frugality and wise investing that enabled him to “surprise” everyone…

The Quiet Man

BROWN-061615-01.jpgA quiet man in Chicago whose death didn’t really make the news certainly made the news recently.  James A. Flavin, a man who wore old clothes, drove a beat-up car and lived in a small home in a poor neighborhood was thought to have an estate worth about $53,000.  But then they opened that safe deposit box…

 

 

 

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A Cautionary Tale

This story  of a Surprise Millionaire in Omaha is a cautionary tale about keeping your perspective.   Being frugal and building wealth to provide for a comfortable retirement or to help others is a wonderful thing.  However, when that wealth isolates you from the rest of the world it is time to reevaluate your priorities…

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