If you are new to this blog, you may not know that I started downsizing in 2005. I was blogging about it.
I was not downsizing my risk, just shifting dollars spent ‘conspiculously’ to dollars invested. The final chapters are long from written, but I am happy with these choices. If the ‘Web is not Dead’ I will be fine. So will you if you know how to leverage it. My family’s standard of living has improved meteorically in the right ways. We have less of everything except bikes. There is still much waste and I imagine more withdrawls than deposits, but I live in California for chrissakes….quit judging!
There is a renewed and somewhat useless ‘meme’ circulating our financial blogosphere about whether housing prices are too high. That is no longer the proper context for an argument. Housing was a cultural phenomenon. It’s cooked. It was a lie and a sham. Timing the end made a few risk freaks some coin, but who cares already.
The real bull market is in everything else. ’Less is truly more’ for the Companies that sell you less. Lower hassle, less stuff, less weight, less style.
Watch the GREAT Steve martin in the final scene of The Jerk:
I will recreate that scene for you when I build the perfect list for late 2010.
All I need is :
My Rental Home
…Chime in please in the comments and let’s redo this classic scene for 2010.