AFFORDABLE – A Concept That Is Relative To Individual/Group Worth And Expectation


[uh-fawrd, uh-fohrd]
verb (used with object) be able to do, manage, or bear without serious consequence or adverse effect: The country can’t afford another drought. be able to meet the expense of; have or be able to spare the price of: Can we afford a trip to Europe this year? The city can easily afford to repair the street. be able to give or spare: He can’t afford the loss of a day. furnish; supply: The transaction afforded him a good profit. be capable of yielding or providing: The records afford no explanation.

Moral of the story –

As point 1:50 of the video posted above states:

“Thats thirty five thousand dollars and seven right?
Muthafuka can you buy that?”
– From the classic film The Mack 1973

$42,000.00 in 1973 had the same buying power as $226,899.81 in 2013.
Annual inflation over this period was 4.31%.

A mack-nificent perspective to consider.