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Subject:  Re: Blue Collar Early Retirement Date:  2/6/2007  9:50 AM
Author:  vickifool Number:  593 of 116341

I think the "grasshopper vs. ant" thing isn't really a white/blue collar split so much as it is a educated-about-money-or-not-thing.

Part of it is education, for sure. But part of it may be innate. It's a little bit like dieting in that way.

When my father used to tell me as a kid that I should save my __________ for someday when I really needed it, I listened. My siblings didn't.

Seattle Pioneer may be right that the problems of saving and investing are common to all, but it's a lot easier to save if you make more than minimum wage. And that may be a relative thing. In Arizona, minimum wage is less than in California. It takes more money to live in California.

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