Hey, compared to many of the anal sphincters on AAAC, I will take T4Phage AND Mark37 any day. Didn't I get absolutely DESTROYED on AAAC for writing PRECISELY the contents of this post, that their is little relationship between spending for luxury goods and people's actual means, and that spending according to one's means is more of an ideology than an economic exigency? Oh well. If Internet justice were the alpha and omega of reality we would be trying people on-line. I am sure many of you have seen or heard of this, but for sage investment advice related to the ideas expressed in this thread, try "Rich Dad Poor Dad."