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Old 09-21-2006, 09:15 PM   #41
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Well, we really did splurge last year!* I guess we must have been feeling pretty darn "rich":



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Re: How'd you spoil yourself when you feeling "rich"?
Old 09-21-2006, 09:35 PM   #42
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Spouse had a few additions to the list:
- A '97 Nissan Altima bought in 2003, the most grown-up car we've ever owned
- Corian kitchen countertops ("fell off the truck", installed on contractor's weekends)
- New lanai furniture-- powder-coated aluminum with an inset lazy Susan
- A year-old convection/microwave oven ($125 off Craigslist)
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The only time in my life that I really felt "rich" was when I first got married (at 30) and with our two incomes I could actually think about a car other than an econbox. Then it dawned on me, I could live in a nicer home, eat nicer food, go to nicer places, etc. It was such a rush... to be young and to have stuff available to you that you could never have when you were growing up. *Now, no matter how much money I have now, it can never match up to those days. *
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Don't forget the part about cackling & rubbing your hands like Montgomery Burns...
Personally, I was never much into the whole 'rubbing your hands' bit. I prefer stroking my chin stubble and smiling as I savor the knowledge of being that much closer to being on FIRE.

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Not long ago, I would have said the same thing. But I see some older, VERY successful investors of my acquaintance who wouldn't have a clue how to spend/enjoy even a modest amount of their fortune, and that is mostly due to just being in the habit of shoving it away that they haven't even given a thought to it.
Sadly enough, my paternal grandparents and my dad are also like that. They don't bother to budget their needs to see if they actually have enough or are saving more than they need. Thankfully, I know I won't end up like that...although, as Uncle Mick would know, cheap bastards die hard.
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Drove the family down to FL and went to DisneyWorld, SeaWorld, Universal for a week. Paid off our remaining debt (loans, CC) Wife got a shopping spree for clothes. Re-Invested the rest. Dad got to drink a cold beer each night and watch the kids swim, I was hero for a week.
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I purchase a gun. Preferably a used military rifle manufactured from 1937 to 1945. Something about holding a weapon that was used in the last good war just does it for me. They are also fun to shoot, as they were mostly designed for shooting at very long ranges, 600 to 1000 yards. I guess I am a little weirder than most.
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... At this time I am considering either a Corvette or a Boxster S or a Honda S2000. The Corvette is currently at the top of the list.
Nice list. I've been spending on practical things for the family and the house, but I'm still feeling a little rich and my list is same as yours with the addition of a 350Z.
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Well, we really did splurge last year!* I guess we must have been feeling pretty darn "rich":
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Dayum, Audrey... that thing kicks all manners of ass!

I have trouble spending any kind of bonus.* The rat-race makes me that way.* I want to get out.* *That being said, we are moving, and its gonna cost some bucks to get the place to where it livable, if that counts at all.

I would love to have a reasonably new 3/4T Chevy Duramax...* * gives me something to shoot for, I guess
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....Thanks a WHOLE bunch. Saw your posted PIC and now I don't feel so rich anymore. That really looks nice. Have fun with it.
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We need another calendar: Wheels of FIRE :
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Bought the book Work Less, Live More.....
Then felt guilty after reading it because I didn't check the library first
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Bought the book Work Less, Live More.....
Then felt guilty after reading it because I didn't check the library first*
I read more than 95% of my books from the library, and I've bought at least four copies of WLLM so far. A couple were gifts but my loaners keep running away.

So don't feel guilty. You'll keep referring to the chapter on 4% withdrawals and you'll maybe even loan it out to your friends.
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Get a nicely restored 69 Dodge Charger
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I'd think that at least half the fun would come from restoring it...
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I'd think that at least half the fun would come from restoring it...
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So don't feel guilty.* You'll keep referring to the chapter on 4% withdrawals and you'll maybe even loan it out to your friends.
It is a very good book - DW is reading it now.
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I purchase a gun. Preferably a used military rifle manufactured from 1937 to 1945. Something about holding a weapon that was used in the last good war just does it for me. They are also fun to shoot, as they were mostly designed for shooting at very long ranges, 600 to 1000 yards. I guess I am a little weirder than most.
Not weird at all! After I got my bonus this year, I purchased a Rock River Arms CAR15. Not the same era as you are talking about, but more "my" era. However, my plan is that after I pass the 1 megabuck mark, I am going to find a cherry M1 Garand. Dad carried one in WWII and that's how I'm keeping my eyes on the "prize".
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....Thanks a WHOLE bunch. Saw your posted PIC and now I don't feel so rich anymore. That really looks nice. Have fun with it.
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Well, we actually live in that thing (no house), so we bought what we really wanted. Maybe that makes you feel better?

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