GI Jane Finances

March 13, 2010

More good news

Filed under: Uncategorized — gijanefinances @ 9:16 am

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10068/1041225-84.stm#ixzz0hrq43Qfz

 
I am still in shock over the bleak statistics.  I think that was what bothered me the most about spending $1,600 for my father’s trip–the “live for the day mentality.”  However, I am confident that will be the last time he thinks of lavish gifts. A lot of  Black folks feel that going on yearly vacations, jewelry and buying expensive are symbols of wealth rather than what is on the balance sheet.   The “bling bling” mantra repeated in hip hop videos/songs is not making matters any better.  I swear, if I had purchased a Mercedes or BMW, my parents would have felt I “arrived.”  Blacks are not alone in thinking that…it crosses all races.  But as you can see, the wealth gap is a chasm.
 
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