I’m always fascinated by how people make money and spend money. My parents always taught me to be thrifty and to save as much as I can. I’m probably a little cheaper than I should be, but I’m happy with my finances, and I appreciate spending a little extra money on the little things that make me feel good (like a nice shirt or a good pair of shoes).
And that’s why this Esquire article is so interesting to me. It catalogs people of different salaries, how they handle their money, and how happy they are (Spoiler alert: On a scale of 1 to 10, no one is below a 7). It’s also curious that no matter how much money these guys make, they each have something that they want but can’t yet afford.
And I like that the guy who makes $1 million each year plans to never really retire; there’s a notion that once you save a certain amount of money, you don’t have to work… but if you like what you do, there’s no need to retire!