Basics: We have too much stuff!

When we were in college, we picked up sticks and moved at a moment’s notice. It was so easy. Just clothes and a few linens. No furniture, no books, no kitchen stuff.

This move to a new office is killa. We’ve made countless trips, filled countless boxes, imposed on two sets of friends and the property manager, who all have pickups, to help move all of our STUFF. And we’ll leaving half of it behind, sending some to the kids, and will sell or give away the rest.

Anyone complaining about poverty should re-evaluate her life. How much stuff do you have? How does that compare to your net worth? Most readers know what net worth is, but for the rest – it’s the total value of your savings, your investments, and your STUFF. If your stuff is worth more than your savings and your investments, perhaps it is time to re-evaluate your lifestyle.

From our present personal experience, we can firmly attest to the fact that STUFF is not as satisfying as thinking, reading, walking and similar activities that do not require any stuff. Okay, reading still requires IFO to have stuff, but aside from books, she can toss the papers and magazines and newsletters, thus reducing the rate of accumulations.

She still has too much clothing though and it’s all out of date! *sigh* As a confirmed saver, or more accurately, a hoarder, it will be hard, but she is going to try to get rid of half of her clothes. Shocking, we know, but it must be done.


About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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2 Responses to Basics: We have too much stuff!

  1. Michael Morrison says:

    Wait. What? In College and NO BOOKS?
    Did you learn anything?

  2. I sold all my books back to the college book store as soon as the term was over.
    And, No, I didn’t learn anything. The only formal education I got that I still retain was a fabulous physiology class my senior year in high school taught by the lovely and brilliant Mrs. May Woo.

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