Have you heard about the book Not Quite What I Was Planning? It's a collection of six-word memoirs, such as "After Harvard, had baby with crackhead," "Nobody cared, then they did. Why?" and "Found true love, married someone else." Not surprisingly, the book has been getting a lot of attention. (I loved the piece in the New Yorker about the book party, which was written entirely in 6-word sentences/phrases.) It reminded me of the personal finance haiku contest, and got me thinking about 6-word financial stories:
Earning money was never my forte.
Bought high, sold low, smacked forehead.
We budgeted, saved, and retired early!
Expensive toys were my only weakness.
Haven't slept since I discovered Quicken.
I couldn't stop thinking about money.
What would yours be?