This post does not follow any logic that I've ever seen in the PF blogosphere but I think there's truth to it.
My hypothesis: People who spend more make more money because they need to fuel their expensive lifestyle.
I firmly believe this to be true in many cases. Many people who have a ton of toys and an overall expensive lifestyle find a way to make more money. They aren't willing to be satisfied with a small salary. They want to get promoted or will ask for a raise. Many of these people are attracted to professions where they can make a lot of money, often by commissions.
If they were willing to budget and be satisfied on a small salary, they wouldn't have the inner drive to push harder to make more money. I feel that this statement most often goes against PF logic. I think that too much emphasis is put on proper budgeting within your current income and not enough focus is on making more money.
I have most often had commission jobs and some of the people who make the most money are those who have the most extravagant lifestyles. They need to push as hard as they can to pay for their boat, sports car, golf membership, lake house, expensive shopping habit, and who knows what else.
I realize that this doesn't sound very financially responsible and it isn't to a certain degree. What do you think? Think I'm smoking crack with this one? Do you know of someone who falls into this category?