Immigrant Personal Finance Philosophy –



I’ve often stated here and to many friends directly that recent immigrants have an intuitive personal finance philosophy that not only embraces the pillars associated with the American dream but also runs counter to the deeply entrenched, and ugly side, of modern American life: consumerism and materialism.  

Some friends get the above point quickly and agree, while others look at me like I’m an alien and think: “this guy is crazy, why wouldn’t everyone want an iPhone, a shiny black German sedan, and several Coach handbags?!”   

Well, to answer the question from my skeptical friends I wrote an article for entitled, “10 Life and Money Lessons My Immigrant Parents Taught Me“.  Read the article and pass it along (via Digg or Tip’d). 


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