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Old 04-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #21
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Wow - I struck out on all 13 steps. No 10 - I do have a good pair of shoes but I don't wear them. No 7 - I really hope that men don't put a scent on their inner wrists.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #22
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Interesting. Most of the behavior, speech, and grooming tips, sound like the way I was raised - and mine was a blue collar family. My parents called it "having class." To this day I speak carefully, carry myself straight and tall, do not wear noticeable make-up, and don't talk down or up to anybody. "You are as good as anyone else, but not better than other people," was the attitude I was raised to hold.

Never liked the "preppy" look on me, but I do like Brooks Bros. - those clothes fit great and wear like iron!

I don't play any of the required sports. Wouldn't the diligent pursuit of fitness count? Or must there be competition, specialized equipment, and clubhouses?

For the rest, I agree with many others that it's wise to be careful of accidentally becoming a target of the jealous - or worse.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #24
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If I looked rich, people would quit paying for lunch.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #25
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...not drawing attention to myself is what I hope to be.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:12 PM   #26
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"Somebody step on a duck? " still cracks me up to this day.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:26 PM   #27
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I don't care about looking rich, I just want enough money to never have to work another day in my life. I like looking like I don't work, what ever that looks like.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #28
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DW and I live in a modest house in a nice neighborhood, drive 10-year-old compact cars, and both know our way around dryer sheets. I absolutely envy, though, the guys I see wearing real Tommy Bahama aloha shirts -- dang those are good-lookin' shirts. Ihave to settle for the JC Penney or Kohl's versions.....
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:24 AM   #29
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DW and I live in a modest house in a nice neighborhood, drive 10-year-old compact cars, and both know our way around dryer sheets. I absolutely envy, though, the guys I see wearing real Tommy Bahama aloha shirts -- dang those are good-lookin' shirts. Ihave to settle for the JC Penney or Kohl's versions.....
Haunt the resale shops. That's where I get my nice aloha shirts. The higher the original price of clothing, the better deal it is upon resale. DW found a designer purse (maybe $200 orig.) for a couple of bucks. If you're into that sort of thing, resale is the way to go (much better than wholesale!) YMMV
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From experience, the truly wealthy people I've met don't run around trying to look rich. I knew one man who drove a Vega, and he told me, when I got out of high school, there was a job opening at a major business where he worked, and I cold use him as reference.

I pllied and used his name, and the girl accepting applications asked if I knew in what department my reference worked, and I replied I didn't n
know. She came out a few minutes later and asked,

"Do you mean Mr T____ J______, the operating Vice President?"

I got the job.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:34 AM   #31
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I've always used the phrase 'nickel millionaire' to refer to the people who want you to THINK they're wealthy.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:29 AM   #32
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I usually drink craft ales,but sometimes when I"m over the City I'll buy a 40oz. bottle off malt liquor for 3 bucks.Walk around brownbagging it or sit in a park.Feels liberating,and brings me back to years gone by.No,I don"t look rich.I usually like to keep a low profile.
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I guess we're doing a fine job. No expensive clothes (what for?). We buy new clothes when the old ones have holes in them since neither one of us likes shopping and to us it's a chore, not entertainment. We buy online when possible to avoid the hassle of stores. As far as logos go, when they start paying me to wear their advertisements I'll consider it.

Our pickup truck and car are nine years old and will be replaced when reliability or parts availability become issues. But they're clean, well maintained and garage-kept.

The only expensive toy is the motorcycle and that's a Suzuki, not a Harley.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #34
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Great posts, All looking rich does is make you more Dependant on wo$%.

My car is 12 years old (no hubcaps) so I def. do not look rich
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I don't care about looking rich, I just want enough money to never have to work another day in my life. I like looking like I don't work, what ever that looks like.
This is me, except that I already have enough money so I don't have to work (I have not worked in 3 1/2 years, being ERed).

I surely don't look rich. I may be an outlier in other ways (no cell phone, for example), but not in my appearance when it comes to money.

Others have posted about clothing. I knew I was getting old when I started liking getting new clothing for my birthday to replace some of the worn out stuff I have been wearing for too long LOL!
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Maybe it's just me...but when I see a man wearing all white, it makes me think they are rich assuming there's not some clue to the contrary. White pants (bright white), white shirt, white deck shoes. Must be a stereotype from some movie I saw.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:03 AM   #37
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Surely the article is satire?
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #38
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Does genuine Schmidt bib overalls from Tractor Supply and a nice 20 year old pickup with a rusty tailgate and only one 'Yes I'm Grumpy' bumper sticker count as Patrician?



heh heh heh - I've discovered looking rich is dangerous - it brings charities, hard luck stories from friends and relatives out of the woodwork. And those incredibly brilliance financial 'opportunities?'
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I think the article's author is confusing "money" with "class".
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The way to look rich is to date an attractive, well dressed woman way younger than you-unless of course you are yourself young, then you will not look rich as you will be wearing prison garb.

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