When I grow up, I want to be a writer like Dan Jenkins. I think his latest bit on playing golf through the recession is very funny.
Resign from your country club, now. I know you paid $100,000 to join after staying on the waiting list for five years, at $6,500 a year, but you really don’t need those monthly dues of $542, plus the new chef has made the fried chicken taste like trout amandine.
Think of it this way: With only one month’s dues you might be able to buy a two-story, five-bedroom house in an elegant neighborhood in 2012.
Do not regret the loss of status. Most economists are betting that within three years you’ll be able to rejoin your country club for $50.