The 0.1% Rule: Why We No Longer Fight About Money

Like most couples, my wife and I used to fight about money. Either I was complaining about her spending, or she was complaining about my spending. Actually, I used to do more of the complaining, but marriages are about equality, so who’s counting, right?

But that was a long, long time ago. Now, my wife and I think it’s ridiculous when we see or hear other couples fight about money. Don’t get me wrong – we fight about a lot of things. Just not money. Actually, let me correct that. My wife yells at me a lot. Then I grovel and apologize. Is it still called fighting when one side utterly and completely surrenders?

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Why I Don’t Know My Salary Or My Net Worth

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Maybe it’s a big secret since I talk about personal finance and investing. I don’t know my own salary. Or my net worth. Or how much my investments are up (or down). Sometimes I don’t even remember my own name. I keep track of my expenses, but I don’t really look at that either.

I know what all these numbers are directionally. But my point is I don’t keep track of them on a regular basis. If you want to be successful, you wouldn’t keep track of any of this stuff either, except your name. You sound like an idiot if you don’t know that.

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