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Diameter? or Circumference?

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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I see that with friends of mine that live in DC. They're constantly going to events, eating out, going for drinks. I have no idea how they afford it, since they're all on the fed pay scale too. They're always doing 3-4 international vacations a year too. Even with miles from work travel, $100k/year doesn't go that far when you're paying $2k/month in rent and doing dinner/drinks 3-4 times a week in an expensive city.

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I don't dine out that much, but the drinking kills me. It's hard for me to leave a bar with a bill under $30. I've done pretty well saving money on vacations this year -- piggybacked mini-vacations on to work trips (San Juan, Miami).
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We've been pulling back a bit in a number of ways and the cash on hand left at the end of every two week pay cycle is eye opening. Let's just say we're "padding our savings" if ya know what I mean.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I see that with friends of mine that live in DC. They're constantly going to events, eating out, going for drinks. I have no idea how they afford it, since they're all on the fed pay scale too. They're always doing 3-4 international vacations a year too. Even with miles from work travel, $100k/year doesn't go that far when you're paying $2k/month in rent and doing dinner/drinks 3-4 times a week in an expensive city.

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Yeah, the eating out thing is a huge budget item. When MrsG and I decided we needed to rein I spending, it was the first place we looked, and simply reducing (not eliminating) frequent meals out made a big difference. It's especially true with kids. I can't even get crappy fast food for less than $20 anymore.
I think your last sentence is true (and I agree with both you and Piob that there is a balance there). I certainly have my indulgences. I'm not saying we should all live like misers, but there are people out there whose spending I just cannot get my head around (like the $50k/$35k people BC mentioned). In those cases, I have to believe there's some very poor decision making going on.
D.C. is insane. My brother lives up there, and I'm consistently amazed at how much his family pays for things. I know they may way more than we do, but you'd never know it based upon standard of living.
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Yes.
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He's like a can of tuna!

Well, if the tuna makers made cans out of floppy rubber
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