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>To: seaint(--nospam--at)
>Subject: Re: structural engineer compensation
>From: rnester(--nospam--at)
>Date: Thu, 08 Oct 1998 03:28:47 EDT
>What good is having ten million dollars if you have to spend your life 
>near poverty????  The dry cleaning lady was, effectively, poor as a
>Russ Nester

I agree,

Jose Diez P.E.
>>Please forgive me for not remembering the details, but I heard last 
>>year =
>>some discussion of a book that came out about that time, wherein the =
>>author chronicled the lives of the "real millionaires."  Turns out the 
>>majority of the wealthy do NOT inherit it, as the populist (i.e. =
>>"liberal Democrat") rhetoric holds, but they are people who simply 
>>work =
>>hard, save, live within their means,
>>One account I recall was of an elderly woman who owned a handful of =
>>dry-cleaning stores in the town where she lived.  Started out with one 
>>store begun on a shoe-string; she and hubby worked hard and poured the 
>>early fruits of their efforts back into the business.
>>At the time she was interviewed for the book, her husband had recently 
>>deceased, and she was living alone in the small house they had lived 
>>in =
>>for many years (mortgage long since retired) and drove an older-model 
>>car.  Her net worth was near ten million dollars.  But you could never 
>>tell it from looking.
>>The premise of the book was that there are a great many of these 
>>stories =
>>abounding in our society, because all the bellyaching and 
>>hand-wringing =
>>aside, this is still the freest society on earth, and affords the =
>>greatest opportunity.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From:	Rhkratzse(--nospam--at) [SMTP:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)]
>>Sent:	Tuesday, October 06, 1998 8:32 PM
>>To:	polhemus(--nospam--at); seaint(--nospam--at)
>>Subject:	Re: RE: structural engineer compensation
>>In a message dated 10/6/98 12:58:14 PM, polhemus(--nospam--at) writes:
>>>Actually, you CAN get "rich" in just about ANY profession, if you 
>>>do what most of us (including myself) never get the hang of doing: 
>>>and invest a significant portion of your income.
>>I jump at the chance to agree with Bill ;-)
>>I'm sure we've all heard about the maid who died recently and left 
>>close =
>>to $1
>>million to a college she never attended.
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