Tag: aspirationals

Leasing: A Popular Substitute for Wealth

By Thomas J. Stanley on Oct 8th, 2013 in Studying the Wealthy

In Stop Acting Rich, I profiled the “aspirationals” (people who act rich . . . but actually aren’t rich).  Perhaps Shakespeare was referring to these people when he said “all that glitters is not gold.”  Yet many Americans are guilty of judging the wealth of others based on whether or not they drive prestige makes of motor vehicles.  Judgments […]