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Financial Wellness: Followers of old adage are missing the point

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‘You can’t take it with you.”

I hear this maxim from those who don’t understand being frugal and saving for the future.


“Life is short,” they say. “Money does you no good in a cemetery. Enjoy it while you can.”

And by enjoy, they mean spend.

To me, it’s a misguided adage that promotes financial irresponsibility.

Plus, it totally misses the point.

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Sherri Richards
Sherri Richards has worked for The Forum since 2002. She is the features and business editor, overseeing Variety, SheSays, Farmers' Forum, the daily Business pages and Saturday Business section.     Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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