This is another interesting article which everyone should read. The morale of the story, be a REIT unitholder rather than a consumer. I believe it is all about budgeting and financial planning. In a booming economy, everything increases, your wages and expenses. For those whose expenses are more than your wages, you will feel more pain because you get into more debts. For those who saves, you would notice that your monthly savings increases as well. Use it to invest in REIT and be those who receives rent from these shopping malls, office buildings etc and start building a second stream of income.