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The Pleasure of Walking Tall
(as published in the St. Petersburg Times, May 13, 1969)
Your savings, believe it or not, affect the way you stand, the way you walk, the tone of your voice — in short, your physical well-being and self-confidence.
A person without savings is always running. They must. They must take the first job offered, or nearly so. They sit nervously on life’s chair because any small emergency throws them into the hands of others.
Without savings, a person must be too grateful—seemingly desperate. Gratitude is a fine thing in its place, but a constant state of gratitude from desperation is a horrible place in which to live.
A person with savings can walk tall. They may appraise opportunities in a relaxed way, have time for judicious estimates and not be rushed by economic necessity.
A person with savings can afford to resign from their job if their principles so dictate. And for this reason they’ll never need to do so. A person who can afford to quit is much more useful to their company, and therefore more promotable. He or she can afford to give their company the benefits of their most candid judgments.
A person always concerned about necessities, such as food and rent, can’t afford to think in long-range career terms. They must dart to the most immediate opportunity for ready cash. Without savings, they will spend a lifetime of darting and dodging.
A person with savings can afford the wonderful privilege of being generous in family or neighborhood emergencies. They can take a level stare into the eyes of any person…friend, stranger or enemy. It shapes their personality and character.
The ability to save has nothing to do with the size of income. Many high-income people, who spend it all, are on a treadmill, darting through life like minnows.
The dean of American bankers, J.P. Morgan, once advised a young broker, “Take waste out of your spending; you’ll drive the haste out of your life.”
Will Rogers put it this way, “I’d rather have the company of a janitor, living on what he earned last year…than an actor spending what he’ll earn next year.”
If you don’t need the money for college, a home or retirement, then save for self-confidence. The state of your savings does have a lot to do with how tall you walk.
Stop Your Money From Going Down the Drain!
Do you constantly find yourself having more month than money? Even with a well-intentioned budget in place you may still find yourself running short more often than you’d like. Here are 4 ways to plug budget leaks you may be overlooking.
A wake up call to American women! Maria Shriver pulls back the curtain on the new face of poverty – millions of working class women still struggling to get by fifty years after “The War on Poverty” began.
“The lines separating the middle class from the working poor and the working poor from those in absolute poverty have blurred. The new iconic image of the economically insecure American is a working mother dashing around getting ready in the morning, brushing her kid’s hair with one hand and doling out medication to her own aging mother with the other.
For the millions of American women who live this way, the dream of “having it all” has morphed into “just hanging on.” Everywhere they look, every magazine cover and talk show and website tells them women are supposed to be feeling more “empowered” than ever, but they don’t feel empowered. They feel exhausted.
Many of these women feel they are just a single incident—one broken bone, one broken-down car, one missed paycheck—away from the brink. And they’re not crazy to feel that way:
- Women are nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers in this country.
- More than 70 percent of low-wage workers get no paid sick days at all.
- Forty percent of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income.
- The median earnings of full-time female workers are still just 77 percent of the median earnings of their male counterparts.”