Are you investing in assets or looks?

In a recent article on, Alfred Edmond, Jr. wrote about how people hurt themselves financially just to give the appearance of wealth. Though the magazine addresses Black financial issues specifically, I think the advice in that article applies to all people who may struggle financially. He shows how people ring up their credit cards to look rich and live in luxury, while thus accumulating debt. Even if that doesn’t result in poverty for every person, it usually will result in a lot of financial struggling.

I think we need to find a way to get this message to the younger generations. High-schools need to include more financial classes, especially those high-schools in poorer areas. Students need to learn how to invest in their future, rather than just waste their money to temporarily look rich.

Published by Scott Hughes

I am the author of Achieve Your Dreams. I also published the book Holding Fire: Short Stories of Self-Destruction. I have two kids who I love so much. I just want to be a good role model for them. I hope what I do here makes them proud of me. Please let me know you think about the post by leaving a comment below!