Friday, August 5, 2011
CLARK HOWARD/ CNN ... "Living LARGE in Lean time's" ... Tip's on financial Urban Survival ... w/ Flying Lizards doing "Money"
CNN TRAVEL: Crash course with a Priceline newbie ... this is an update to this posting with a new article released this morning Sat. 06 August 2011, on tip's for hotel shopping too. And it appear's that even none of these room price's their talking are anywhere near $500 or even $300 for that matter ... so there must be a Hell of a gap in pricing at these joint's and how one shop's.
First of all I want to recommend Clark Howard as far as getting tip's on what I see as essential to what I call financial "Urban Survival" in these time's of current, because what this man write's and say's are importante more than ever right now. Forget Washington especially and Wall St for a moment, or you'll end up like them, chasing your goddamn tail trying to catch it like a dog ... Hell, they cant even get their own shit together.
But what also inspire's this is some small chat with my daughter who I live with the other day as well, as far as how we live and spend. I sure as Hell am not trying to tell her or anyone how to live ... I am just saying it cant do no harm to look more closely at how and where you spend is all. I am a street kid basically, and came up in life as that and in the working classes, had my debt struggle in the 1980's and 1990's, where I just charged too much and got caught in a cycle of debt that took me over a decade to get out of ... I mean ... even back only 5 to 10 year's ago, I found myself at time's taking gun's, jewelry, electronic's or whatever to the pawn shop to borrow some cash till my next check, then of course, payback with a lil interest to get them back ... so like many other's, I had to learn the harder way on much.
My daughter is a marketing specialist/ coordinator, who like so many other young urban pro's stay's on the move, alwayz hustling, etc ... and many time's these folk's dont really look at their expenses too closely ... I mean ... their busy and hustling, and have alot on their mind's, deadline's, etc. Her job require's some travel for instance, which mean's car rental's, hotel's, eating out alot, etc. I myself am the kind of guy that goes to restaraunt's where I eat for $10/ $15 buck's or so top's, when on the road, I find reasonable room's/ motel's around $40 buck's a night to get some sleep, and their modest ... but clean. Out of curiosity the other day in some small chat I asked her how much a nice hotel room cost's for the night, etc ... she was talking stuff like in the range of $400/ $500 a night for a hotel room ... I told her ... "Geeezz Sweetheart ... I would hope they give sex with that!" ... she said ... "Are you kiddin Dad ... I'd be lucky with some to get a decent bottle of wine ..." ... or her talking about a meal costing $75/ $80 buck's or so, etc. Of course they get their expenses reimbersed by the company she's with, etc ... but also look at these expenses to your companies as well is my point, then you have your flight's, car rental's, etc. But too, I dont travel these dayz, so I dont know much about these cost's ... my travel would be more like driving around to Texas cities or to Mexico or such and staying in small town motel's off freewayz/ Interstate's or similar.
In lean time's ... we all need to adjust and think too, since we should be concerned with lay- off's, solid employment figure's, etc, too ... we have gotten into the habit as well like Clark talk's about of waiting for someone else like Washington to think for us and rescue us ... as I said ... they can barely keep their own bloody house in order, and have a terrible addiction to waste spending at that ... and I'm not talking about any entitlement's either! But listen to Clark ... this guy has tip's out the ass to share that are really on time, believe me. I'm not saying to be a cheapskate ... I'm just saying that you can still live decent without being too large is all. And congrat's also to my daughter who will start next week with her new company who made her a nice offer she couldnt refuse, same type business, but a pretty decent advancement in her career.
I also recommend SUZE ORMAN Here ... Listen to this woman for a dose of REALITY ...
***** CNN: "Living Large in lean Times", Anderson cooper and Clark Howard ... (video)
For a lil music video to add for this posting I chose the Barrett Strong 1959 classic here, done by an exceptional group that actually done this cover on a really tight budget at first of an equivalent to U.S. Dollar's of about $10 buck's, and yet made a small fortune off it, and what an outstanding crew of musician's I may add ... the "Flying Lizards" , in this 1979 remake they done called "Money (That's what I want) ... Thanx to AZETATO ... Enjoy! :) **** this will also be included in the "RCJ MUSIC/ ARTS HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY"