It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits.
For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is 'take-home pay' because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do.
Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.