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Old 09-04-2014, 11:15 AM   #21
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"He thinks I'm the idiot because I'm not "enjoying life" now like he is. He spends his dough on a large house with pool, expensive cars, alcohol, and crucially, a very high class country club membership."

Can we have both?
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:26 AM   #22
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"He thinks I'm the idiot because I'm not "enjoying life" now like he is. He spends his dough on a large house with pool, expensive cars, alcohol, and crucially, a very high class country club membership."

Can we have both?
Not on my salary...
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I think many people here are just wired differently. I don't get the income but not balance sheet affluent either. I would rather use my money to buy leisure time and financial security than depreciating consumer goods.

I quite enjoy lately not working full time and having the free time to buy luxury good cast offs at charity thrift shops in affluent cities for pennies on the dollar.

Yesterday I stockpiled overstocked meat in the chest freezer for almost half price, bought $400 worth of furniture and appliances for one of the kids' new digs for $50 at a charity thrift shop and saw a play with free tickets from the public library ($110 value). I get my jollies from not having to work full time and yet still live the same basic lifestyle as our former coworkers, just by having time for more price shopping, looking for bargains and DIY instead of working and commuting 7 am to 7 pm.
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That's a direct quote from my ex!
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