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Old 09-08-2017, 06:58 PM   #61
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My Dad was the first in his family of 5 siblings to own a house, a cottage and a car. It was not until I talked him into applying for a means-tested scholarship at university that I realized we qualified!
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:42 AM   #62
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I can definitely say we live less fancy than a friend who earns about 35% of what we do. Appearances can be deceiving. Although I guess we have a nanny and they have family/stay at home mom so that's about 18% of their salary - since we live on half it about makes sense.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:31 AM   #63
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How do people keep these things a secret? Were you living in a trailer park?
Actually, we live in a very nice +55 mobile home park. Nobody knows what we have, but since we have 2 new cars in the driveway, they might have an inkling.
The thing they do not know is we paid cash for both cars. My DW's car is the first one she has owned in her life without payments
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