Black Hole Fund: A Young Persons Guide to Wealth


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Black Hole Fund: A Young Persons Guide to Wealth

  1. 1. The Black Hole Fund
  2. 2. Do you want to be a millionaire?• Paying yourself first• Saving at least 10% of gross pay• Give yourself the discount you saved. • Gas ~ Shop n’ Save, Giant Eagle • Food shopping ~ only buy weekly specials • Check your bill at all stores before leaving: calculate the amount in your head before you go to the register
  3. 3. Acquire wealth and be free!
  4. 4. The $2.00 lunch & water Give yourself $20 week.• Wendy’s• McDonalds• Taco Bell• Five for five – share• Long John’s• Meatball hoagie – Subway/Sheetz• Bag lunch – Add extra 5 dollar – fill up old mater bottles. Speaking of water…….
  5. 5. Never too late!• Six kids• Six through college• One divorce – she got everything!
  6. 6. Now make some MONEY! Job ----- Fun ----Bliss Become self employed! What will the future be like?
  7. 7. CONTROL Impulse Spending in 30 days.• Whenever you feel the urge to splurge — whether it’s for new shoes, a new videogame, or a new car — force yourself to stop. If you’re already holding the item, put it back. Leave the store.• When you get home, take a piece of paper and write down the name of the item, the store where you found it, and the price. Also write down the date.• Now post this note someplace obvious: a calendar, the fridge, a bulletin board.• If, at the end of a month, the urge is still there, then consider purchasing it.
  8. 8. Are You Addicted to Spending: 1. Do you ever go shopping and leave the mall carrying nothing or only one item 2. When you shop with friends, do you feel the need to buy more? 3. Do you spend money you don’t have at the moment? 4. Do you make only the minimum payment on your credit card? 5. Do you research an expensive purchase (over $100) or do you buy the first thing you see.
  9. 9. How much is ten pounds of change?
  10. 10. Grand Total -- $96.00
  11. 11. Covert it to paper
  12. 12. Current value > $20,000
  13. 13. One fish pen
  14. 14. Annie is a helpful Seattle-based ceramicsculptor who had the ideal object to trade: Adoorknob. But not just any old doorknob, oh no, this l’il sculpted mofo looks like E.T.
  15. 15. One Coleman Stove
  16. 16. One Red Generator
  17. 17. Bud Sign andspray painted keg
  18. 18. One ski-mobile
  19. 19. One trip to YahkI was interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos on The Hour – a national TV program in Canada. George asked me, quite succinctly, if there was anywhere in the world I wouldnt go to make the trade. I responded. “I will go anywhere in the world except for Yahk, British Columbia.”
  20. 20. One cube van
  21. 21. Junk to Genius Hybrid
  22. 22. One recording contract
  23. 23. One year in Phoenix One year free rent in the heart of downtown Phoenix. (If needed, the apartment can also come fully furnished.) -roundtrip airfare for two from any major airport in North America. Features: Live right in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Short walk to Roosevelt Arts District, Major Arts and Entertainment Facilities, Sports Arenas, ASU Downtown Campus, the Capitol, etc. 1BR, 1Bath, historic bungalow style duplex with 9 foot ceilings, oak floors, living room with fireplace, separate dining room, new kitchen, laundry room. 700 square feet. I can throw in four third-row tickets to an AZ Diamondbacks game, which is walking distance to the recipients new home. Heres the house:
  24. 24. One afternoon with Alice Cooper
  25. 25. One KISS snow globe
  26. 26. Yes, thats right, I traded one KISS snow globe with Corbin Bernsen for one role in a movie.Now, Im sure the first question on your mind is "Whywould Corbin Bernsen trade a role in a film for a snowglobe? A KISS snow globe." Well, Corbin happens tobe arguably one of the biggest snow globe collectors on the planet.
  27. 27. 503 Main Street Kipling Saskatchewan Canada.One red paperclip….one house …one year!