Keeping the Eye on the Prize...Financial Security

Just when I'm getting richer, I get a phone call out of the blue by this guy I used to work with at a now bankrupt video production facility telling me all this equipment I "need" to buy to make a better-looking product, just to get the same level of pay work, sacrifice any hope of retirement for "the art form".  Sorry, been there, done that, only buying what my business absolutely needs, not going thousands of dollars into debt again.  My clients should be paying for this stuff, not me, and they're not; they pay well enough to sometimes cover my living expenses, not well enough to get a new, snazzy $3,000 camera and $3,000 editing computer every 2 years.  You go ahead and keep painting yourself into oblivion, buddy.