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Old 05-13-2010, 09:06 PM   #21
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Feckless? FECKLESS?!? Why, those--

Oh, reckless? Oh.

Never mind!

Compared to our Depression-era relatives, I can see why researchers would call Boomer spending "reckless". Along with "pent-up consumer demand"...
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I remember you have posted a while back - here's my excellent memory again - the same thing about leaving the house with the intention of "buying something", but not knowing what it would be. So, you wanted to exchange that cash for some happiness. Your shopping failed, but shouldn't you be happy just to stay home, off work, and chatting with your forum buddies here?

Not giving you a hard time, but I just want to point out some apparent conflict in your feelings.
Well, I don't exactly feel the need to buy anything - - but I have more money than any other time in life so far, and I feel like I *should* be spending it. That's what it is for, and I don't want to LBYM to the point of self-flagellation. Moderation in all things.

I had something in mind (an iPad), but after playing with one for a while I just didn't want it. So why not? Seems like everybody is dying to have one, or has one and loves it. I'm still puzzled at my response.

I also looked at netbooks and new laptops and software, and just feel complete without any of it. That doesn't seem like a bad thing. Life is good.
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Guys used to do that where I grew up. It must be a male thing...I've never seen a woman throw nuts in a soda bottle... (there's got to be a good joke here, but I've got nothin' )
I heard Elena Bobbitt did..........
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Ah, the feeling of having some excess money, but not knowing what to do with it!

Sometimes, I feel envious of people who crave something that I can easily afford but do not care to have. If only my happiness could be purchased so readily... And no, it is not because I am craving something out of my reach, like a yacht, or a jet. I don't care about these either. What I really need to have, like roofs over my head, cars for transportation, an RV for some future adventures, I already have. So, what to buy indeed! Of course I can "buy" some more travels, but I need to ration myself there too, even if money is no object. On the road all the time, then it becomes routine and more like work! Nothing left to look forward to.

What to do, what to do, indeed!
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I went to Best Buy today to spend some money and didn't find anything in that whole store that I wanted. Oh well.
See, you wasted all that money on gas and car wear-and-tear, not to mention risked an accident and higher insurance premiums, and did not even buy a thing. Clearly, you have a tendency to over-spend!
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What I really need to have, like roofs over my head, cars for transportation, an RV for some future adventures, I already have. So, what to buy indeed!
If your needs are indeed so simple, why not give up the part time job?
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Then, I will have to think about what to do all day!

And then, the market may just drop 1000 points in a day, and seeing people jumping up and down gets me excited too!
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Then, I will have to think about what to do all day!
You mean other than posting here?
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Yeah! We will all have to admit that hanging around here is the most LBYM way to self-entertain , but aren't all addictions bad?

PS. To further answer FireDreamer's question, I just now remember that I am NW-"Scrooge"-Bound. I like to count money! So, I work to have more to count, and not to spend.
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See, you wasted all that money on gas and car wear-and-tear, not to mention risked an accident and higher insurance premiums, and did not even buy a thing. Clearly, you have a tendency to over-spend!
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Ah, the feeling of having some excess money, but not knowing what to do with it!

Sometimes, I feel envious of people who crave something that I can easily afford but do not care to have. If only my happiness could be purchased so readily... And no, it is not because I am craving something out of my reach, like a yacht, or a jet. I don't care about these either. What I really need to have, like roofs over my head, cars for transportation, an RV for some future adventures, I already have. So, what to buy indeed! Of course I can "buy" some more travels, but I need to ration myself there too, even if money is no object. On the road all the time, then it becomes routine and more like work! Nothing left to look forward to.

What to do, what to do, indeed!
Sit back and enjoy your good fortune and freedom, doing whatever you really like to do most, I guess! Works for me. Life could be worse.
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I too, have money and don't know what to spend it on. Have taken to giving it away.
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I too, have money and don't know what to spend it on. Have taken to giving it away.
I admire that so much. I am not as saintly as you (at least not right now). Maybe someday. I haven't had this problem very long yet.
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I don't know when I will be tired of counting...
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As long as it makes you happy, Mr. McDuck!
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Hmm... If I convert my networth to red cents, would the pile reach that depth of 90 ft, I wonder. Most likely not! But that 90ft would take a lot of time to count.
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Guys used to do that where I grew up. It must be a male thing...I've never seen a woman throw nuts in a soda bottle... (there's got to be a good joke here, but I've got nothin' )
Barbara Mandrel did, at least she bragged about doing it in one of her songs....
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Well, I don't exactly feel the need to buy anything - - but I have more money than any other time in life so far, and I feel like I *should* be spending it. That's what it is for, and I don't want to LBYM to the point of self-flagellation. Moderation in all things.
Well I haven't had this problem even though I have the funds. It seems a little backwards to me to look for something to spend extra money on.....

But then again, I am pretty good at spending large chunks every few years when we decide to make some major life changes.

I'd say - let is accumulate for a rainy day. And then make sure you are really doing what you want to do with all your free time and maybe at some point the spending will take care of itself?

Since you aren't much into travel that removes kind of a big spending opportunity. I tend to buy experiences rather than things.

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