Category Archives: Unconventional living

Here’s to the misfits….

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Once in a while someone will tell you that you don’t fit in. A boss might say you are a square peg in a round hole. A peer group might decide that your pursuit of a dream is making them feel inadequate. People at church may look at you funny. Family might disapprove. One way or another people will tell you to fall in line. It’s uncomfortable. Nobody is denying that. But you get to decide how to react. Don’t throw away good advice. But if it’s your dreams that make you a misfit, take the critiques as compliments. You stand out for a reason.

Get the biggest mortgage you can and spend the rest of your life regretting it

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Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to improve your life. If you are lucky, you might only pay half a million dollars for it. And don’t worry, you can take 30 years to pay it off. The weight of the financial responsibility will faithfully drag you to work every day. What it buys will require constant repair. This risk will perform worse than several other longterm “investments” and possibly bring you to financial ruin and social humiliation when the next housing bubble bursts. Go on, get that mortgage.