Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Savers Are from Mars. Debtors Are from Venus. Episode 3

Mind-Boggling Personal Story

A middle-class husband and wife live on the razor's edge of deficit and seek advice from Get Rich Slowly (GRS) when their spending habits turn a wrecked car into a financial emergency.

GRS: “Well, what about the cable bill? You’re paying $60 a month for that. That’s an easy one. What about cutting back to basic cable?” [I would add, ". . . or no cable?"]

Debtor (wife): “Yeah, but we can’t cut cable. Tom would have a fit.”

It looks like Tom is going to be very fit from walking to work.

Take the quiz: Is cable a necessity? Answer in comments.


Anonymous said...

Is this a serious question? Having a TV is not a necessity.

J at IHB and HFF said...

One "Mars" response--check.

Thank you.

Feel free to vary the question if it seems too obvious.