Originally Posted by oman
thanks for the link, that guy is probably going to save my life
Yeah ive been reading it too. A lot of it quite obvious, but still guilty of not doing it...
I was chatting about finance to a friend last night and she was making less than half of what i make here, and was managing to maintain a pretty similar lifestyle to me despite the fact that she pays more rent.
She is also an expat, which rules out my knee jerk reaction (white ppl get charged more for everything) - that is true, but she gets the same prices I do.
She was saying "where do you spend it all" and i was really stumped at wtf i was doing with my money to have not much more left at the end of the month than she does despite the income difference.
The only difference in our lifestyle - which would make some difference certainly - is that I drink and she doesnt...but that doesnt really amount to the difference.
I blow money on clothes sure, but then so does she. I blow money on motorbikes and she doesnt, thats not a lot of money and not all that often....
Found this quite disturbing, so Im going to take his advice and start looking more closely at where its all going...
Thanks J for posting.