This poll was inspired by a conversation elsewhere on the site.
Which do you believe is most true in today's world? I am not asking what shoudl be true, or what you were told is true, but what you actually believe is the reality.
The multiple selection function in creating polls doesn't seem to be working, but please feel free to make comments to make up for the bug which I hope they are working on fixing.
Managing your money is the key. I was born poor and raised poor. I have eaten a lot of beans in my life. I have worn ragged clothes and driven worn out cars until they fell apart, and then put them back together with bailing wire and bubble gum and drove them another 100K. I have lived in rooming houses and done without TV and phone. At the age of 25 I was flat broke. At 29 I started my own die shop and bought my house. I made a good living in that shop for 20 years. A few years ago I started dabbeling in real estate. I now own 7 houses. If you keep a little money, opportunity will find you.
Now I want to say up front my career did not always go in one direction-salaries went backwards and sideways and there were commissions. I was going backwards in the grocery distributor industry but they put me on long term disability when I got sick. I do have trouble with my right hand-can't type normally and shouldn't drive so I'm limited as an earner again. The system sucks.