Rich E. Obscure is a real person, a millionaire next door.
1. Possessing great material wealth.
2. Having great worth or value.
1. Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous.
2. Of undistinguished or humble station or reputation.

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April 10,2010
I Need A Favor
I believe that how we judge success needs to change. The Donald Trumps of the world, the Warren Buffet's and Bill Gates', aren't successful, they're anomalies. MORE.

April 10, 2010
If you look around this site, specifically at the dates of my various posts, you'll see that I'm not exactly prolific. I guess I'm not really a blogger. This is more like my way of focusing my thoughts, I just happen to keep it here where anyone can stumble upon it. MORE.

March 5, 2009
I guess you can say I'm back but that doesn't mean anyone is seeing this site. Of course if you're reading this then I guess someone is seeing it. How did you find us?
Anyway. If you take a look at what I have written in the past you'll know that while I can't say I predicted the collapse of the market I did warn people of being unrealistic. Another thing I've pointed out in the past is the foolishness of trying to beat the market and specifically of following Jim Cramer. Well here's Don Harrold who is even more fervent about the danger of Jim Cramer.

February 16, 2007
When I thought about writing this post, it made me think about myself, about my compassion for other people. It's not that I don't think people need a little help once in a while, and I don't think we can anticipate every possible problem in our lives, but I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have to take responsibility for your own situation. MORE.

February 15, 2007
This post focuses on several sources of inspiration and tips on how real people have made it to (or are working on) millionaire status. The USA Today website isn't the easiest to navigate but they seem to have a fairly regular installment that profiles people who are taking control of their financial lives. This is similar to the millionaire in the making series on the website but this one is more realistic. The people are further down the economic ladder but what they're able to accomplish is much more significant than the millionaire in the making people who often earn into the six figures. MORE.

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April 13, 2006: Inflation is running rampant but I'm not talking about money. I'm not talking about price inflation. I'm talking about an expectation inflation. What's that? I'll explain. MORE.

April 6, 2006: Do catch phrases work for you? Check out my feelings about Jim Cramer and his Boo-Yah catch phrase.

March 24, 2006: Iíve heard it said that if you quote Shakespear people will think youíre smart. Well these days it seems that all you have to do is mention Warren Buffet and people will think you are some kind of an financial expert.

November 15, 2005: A recent NY Times article captures my sentiments about personal finance books

October 26, 2005: After a vacation and brief illness (so early in the season) I'm back. And inspired by my vacation is this post on The Good Life.

October 26, 2005: Appearances can be deceiving. I learned this while shopping on Rodeo Drive.

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