The Richest People Don't Live Like You'd Expect

 A preview of July's email-only article.

David Suarez

The richest people are those who own the nicest cars, homes, and jewelry, right?

No, not if you ask King Solomon.

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Here's a snippet of the article:

Despite owning mansions and flashy cars, a Nicholas Cage or a Burt Reynolds might be broker than you are.

Solomon observed this tendency in the book of Proverbs. He wrote, "One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth" (Prov. 13:7).

On a smaller scale, you probably have neighbors who buy fancier cars than they can afford to impress those in their social circle. You might have co-workers who carry expensive purses so they appear wealthy. But look at their balance sheets, and you'll see they are worth more dead than alive.

Materially speaking, of course.

Maybe you're guilty of pretending to be rich too. I know I've done so under social pressure to try to fit in or with the desire for respect I haven't earned.

But Solomon's proverb has a spiritual corollary.

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