Broke on $352,000/year?

If Bill Gates woke up tomorrow with Oprah’s money, he’d jump out a $%^&$#& window and slit his throat on the way down saying, “I can’t even put gas in my plane!”

— Chris Rock

So is it possible to be destitute on $352,000?  Probably not, but it might feel that way…

We’re gonna catch it for this…

We KNOW we’re gonna catch it for this…

But still…

There was an article on Bloomberg yesterday that detailed some of the challenges facing many 1 percenters (top 1% of earners in the United States)…

We won’t spend time passing judgement on the “problems” facing these folks… our guess is that the article has gone viral and there will be no shortage of volunteers to do that.

But in the interest of being even-handed, consider… if your current income level were suddenly and dramatically reduced (on the order of 20 to 30%) and you had to make cuts in your lifestyle, what would you do?

Pleasure is relative… so is pain.  Be careful about declaring what you would do in someone else’s circumstances until you have walked a few paces in her shoes…

Yeah, we said it…