Student Loans, Pensions, and Rich People

Three short articles to read and discuss.

Nearly Everyone Feels Guilty About Spending Money

Last Friday, we looked at why rich people hide price tags.┬áToday, let’s pair Rachel Sherman’s NYT essay with Claire Zulkey’s longread at Racked: “Shopping When Your Partner Works and You Don’t.”

Why Rich People Hide Price Tags

Today’s must-read longread is an essay by Rachel Sherman: “What the Rich Won’t Tell You.”

Guess Who Has All the Money? (You Already Know the Answer.)

The rich have been getting richer and the poor have been getting poorer, and now we have a hockey-stick-shaped chart to prove it.

How Do We Become Rich, Anyway?

We start by lying about our weekends.