Editor's note: The following is a comment made on the Oct. 9 Inman News column, "Living in borrowed times." "I have been working with way too many clients over the last several months who are in severe financial straits. One thing that I keep reminding them of is that they have to stop judging themselves by what they have; rather, they need to judge themselves by who they are. Having to give up material things does not make anyone a bad person. Recognizing that they can still put food on the table, clothes on their family's back and a roof over their heads helps to put everything into perspective. Yes, we are going to have to undergo a radical shift in our American lifestyle. But, even with this shift, most of us will still be living far better than 95 percent of t...
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