There are many sayings that get tossed around when it comes to money. Some people say, “The best things in life are free.” And by this they must be referring to character, virtue, and even friendship. It might come as a surprise that the path to friendship can sometimes come with a financial toll. While this isn’t true for every social group or activity it can be true for some.
A brief stroll through a high school campus will illustrate just about everything you need to know about economics and the class system. I have mentored a 13 year-old kid named Brodie since he was about 9. He has an older sister, Leila who is 15 that I’ve known since she was 11. After two years of high school Leila is an economics expert. She can tell you who is “rich” “middle-class” and “poor” in about 15 seconds of looking at any of the kids from her school. Leila can break down their outfit, lunch options, and even their hair styles to monetary equivalents that establish a financial rank in the high school universe