I know a lot of millennials. I work with a lot of millennials. And something I hear from a lot of you is that you'd prefer home ownership to investing because your parents lost a lot $$ in 2008.
But what you probably didn't know is that the house you personally live in is not an investment. If you live in a house for 30 yrs (which few people do) and pay 30 year mortgage and do normal but required maintenance--you will spend more on the house than it's worth over time.
Jun 5, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
#TuesdayThought sometimes people ask if coming out made me lose my faith temporarily.
My answer--No. When I came out I became aware that the container called "straight" was too small for who I am/how I love.
Likewise, my the container in my life called "faith" was too small
Losing things: faith, identity, etc... can be painful.
Surprisingly enough, expansion/growth can be a painful too. A quote that really sustained me is below
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin
May 21, 2018 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
There are 2 economic truths happening at once & we need to talk abt both
1. housing/health/transportation/edu costs are rising at unsustainable rates
2. discretionary spending for Americans and our perception of normal/needed spending is unsustainable
money.cnn.com/2018/05/17/new…1. Europe has a personal tax rate of 50%+ and I haven't looked at economic data to see if we could extrapolate it to the USA, but I certainly wld support it if it would shore up the social safety net
2. Europeans live a v. diff, > frugal and IMO preferred lifestyle to America