Deception of Appearances: Mercedes In Front Of A Trailer


Many people that I meet who are TOTALLY B-R-O-K-E have all the appearances of being wealthy.

They …

  • Have a great job
  • Have a great education
  • Started out life on a middle-class launch pad
  • Wear awesome clothes
  • Drive a super nice car – like a Mercedes


They go home and park that car in front of a trailer – or in front of a 100%-financed house.   They use a credit card to buy their food and gas.   Their credit is trashed.   And they wonder why they can’t ever seem to get ahead.

It’s called “STUFF-ITIS”.   It is being afflicted with the DESIRE TO LOOK GOOD, and it is accompanied with the lack of ability to prepare and follow a real plan that allows them to prosper.

It is called – “All hat and no cattle.”

If this is you, TODAY is the day to set yourself free.     Here are some practical steps you can take:

  1. YELL really loud
  2. Announce that you are SICK of living this way!
  3. Resolve to STOP signing up for any more debt.
  4. Prepare a spending plan BEFORE your next paycheck arrives and PLAN every dime before you actually receive it (FREE budgeting tools HERE).
  5. FOLLOW the plan!
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 EVERY SINGLE MONTH!!!

I like Mercedes.   I like nice things.   But NOT when they rob me of greater things.   Who’s with me?

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  1. Mark on February 10, 2011 at 7:36 am


  2. Diana on February 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

    We’ve been to your classes and have had private budget counseling sessions with you.
    That’s actually how we got our ’97 Mercedes.
    It has 180,000 miles and paid only $3,000 for it. We certainly weren’t looking for it we just found it it was a good price and it was a car my husband could work on easily. We put a few more hundred dollars into it and it runs great, leaks a little oil, but
    NO car payment! And we did pay cash for everything!! So it’s all good….

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