Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Right now I am sure you are probably sitting outside in your garage looking at your new 2012 Mercedes SLS AMG. It is a fine automobile and I am sure some would say worth the $200K price tag. It was also a nice touch that you brought your parents along so they could try and haggle for you. You know, because it always feels good to get the dealer to come down from that $212K price tag down to $200K.
What kind of gas mileage do you get on that thing? Is that something that you are going to have to get premium gas for? Oh, sorry, where was I? Oh yeah. The reason I am writing you this is because I fear you should hang on to your money and not be spending it willy nilly on big purchases. Buy a house and pay cash. In fact, you can buy several of those. The car thing though? I want you to have a car. I just want to caution you that this big huge money train you are riding might come to a very quick end. I know you think people are going to hire you forever, but right now they are only hiring you because you bring the Twihards with you. After that is over, you are more likely to go the way of the boy band than the act which will continue delivering for the next 30 years. There are way more O-Towns in the world than there are Take That's.
I just don't want you sitting down at a Twilight convention 15 years from now selling autographed pictures for $20 and shirtless for $50 wondering where all the money went and all the attention and fame. Go buy your fun car, but try to leave it at just that one and when you feel like buying another, go watch yourself in Valentine's Day and ask yourself whether some acting lessons might not be a better investment.