Six Reasons to Love Public Transportation

Public transportation worth a re-think

Public transportation par excellence
Sir, your vehicle awaits.

Public transportation has a reputation in much of North America as being for kids and poor people. This erroneous idea seems to be more common in small to medium-sized cities, where the public transportation networks are less developed than in really large cities. In very large urban centres, on the other hand, public transportation is sometimes the only practical and affordable means of transportation for (financially) average people. Obviously, if where you live determines whether it is even possible or, conversely, absolutely necessary, to use public transportation, then the decision has already been made. For those of you who have the option, but maybe haven’t considered it recently, here are some reasons why you should think again about taking public transportation.

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“The first $100,000 is a bitch”

The first $100,000

Seems daunting from down here, doesn't it?
Seems daunting from down here, doesn’t it?

In her book Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger, Janet Lowe credits Charlie Munger with uttering the sentence, “The first $100,000 is a bitch” at an annual shareholders meeting.

It may be tempting to roll your eyes and see this as some kind of platitude that has no real relevance to where you are today, but that would be a mistake.  There’s both wisdom and math behind that deceptively simple sentence.

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