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post #106 of 159
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Refer to post 98, dear sir.
OP is a good fellow. Funny for me to call him naive because I was just like him when I graduated with my first job (and still am, to a large extent, lol -- and we're the same age), but I think he gets the point.
And besides, living with parents at that salary in LOS ANGELES is the right move, I think. It's a different world out there: more so than ever, young adults are living with their parents now, and not out of necessity, but to save money. I have a colleague who still lives with her parents and she makes significantly more than OP. It's awesome for her: she gets home-cooked meals, gets a ride to work with her dad (who works near our offices), doesn't have to pay rent, and saves a SHITLOAD of money. Her only sacrifice is that she can't really party as much or bring dudes back home to bang.
I think he's on the right path.


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Thread def. made me realize even though I love to drive and I like the idea of a nice car, I can wait. Don't know what Harvey's problem is but thanks for having my back. And thanks to everyone else for the good advice as well even after chewing me out (i.e SField), I appreciate it. I'm here to learn from the best so I don't make dumb decisions. Thank you.

post #107 of 159
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Refer to post 98, dear sir.

OP is a good fellow. Funny for me to call him naive because I was just like him when I graduated with my first job (and still am, to a large extent, lol -- and we're the same age), but I think he gets the point.

And besides, living with parents at that salary in LOS ANGELES is the right move, I think. It's a different world out there: more so than ever, young adults are living with their parents now, and not out of necessity, but to save money. I have a colleague who still lives with her parents and she makes significantly more than OP. It's awesome for her: she gets home-cooked meals, gets a ride to work with her dad (who works near our offices), doesn't have to pay rent, and saves a SHITLOAD of money. Her only sacrifice is that she can't really party as much or bring dudes back home to bang.

I think he's on the right path.

He's soft. And he'll always be soft so long as he has mommy and daddy's money.

Rent a flat above a shop.
Cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
Cubt still you'll never get it right
When you're lying in bed at night
Watchin' roaches climb the wall
If you called your dad, he could stop it all
post #108 of 159
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

He's soft. And he'll always be soft so long as he has mommy and daddy's money.
Rent a flat above a shop.
Cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
Cubt still you'll never get it right
When you're lying in bed at night
Watchin' roaches climb the wall
If you called your dad, he could stop it all

I think there's a difference between your parents footing the bill for all your expenses and simply living with them.. Sure, they're technically footing his 'rent' and food bills, but.. it's different. Prolly hard for a dinosaur to digest (I jest, I jest).
post #109 of 159
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I think there's a difference between your parents footing the bill for all your expenses and simply living with them.. Sure, they're technically footing his 'rent' and food bills, but.. it's different. Prolly hard for a dinosaur to digest (I jest, I jest).

If I'm a dinosaur, I'm a fucking triceratops. Bring it.
post #110 of 159
I figured you'd be a T-Rex with tiny arms and hands.

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post #111 of 159
Actually, living with your parents is common in many places around the world that are far less "sissy" than the US. In many ways, it's the smartest thing you can do before you have a family if you aren't making a lot of money.

Thankfully this is not something I have to do, but I've had friends who did it. In fact, a lot of my i banking friends did this in NYC for 5 years, then eventually were able to pay cash for an apartment. The world has changed quite a bit, and sometimes sacrifices like that actually show a great deal of intelligence and good decision making.
post #112 of 159
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Actually, living with your parents is common in many places around the world that are far less "sissy" than the US. In many ways, it's the smartest thing you can do before you have a family if you aren't making a lot of money.
Thankfully this is not something I have to do, but I've had friends who did it. In fact, a lot of my i banking friends did this in NYC for 5 years, then eventually were able to pay cash for an apartment. The world has changed quite a bit, and sometimes sacrifices like that actually show a great deal of intelligence and good decision making.

+1.. If my parents lived near where I work, I would live with them in a heartbeat. I just can't fathom how much money my coworker is saving.. jesus christ.

Living alone / with roommates is EXPENSIVE.
post #113 of 159
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+1.. If my parents lived near where I work, I would live with them in a heartbeat. I just can't fathom how much money my coworker is saving.. jesus christ.
Living alone / with roommates is EXPENSIVE.

same thing, would've lived with parents after college if they lived anywhere near a place offering a real job. But still wouldn't have expected to outlay $15-20K on a transport budget til I was raking six figures. tounge.gif
post #114 of 159
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

same thing, would've lived with parents after college if they lived anywhere near a place offering a real job. But still wouldn't have expected to outlay $15-20K on a transport budget til I was raking six figures. tounge.gif

so.. considering you're gonna get a 991 porsche.. you must be raking in the dough with ToJ.. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #115 of 159
I am also not the poorest guy in general, man. redface.gif I can do basic mafs foo.gif
post #116 of 159
Buy a Barracuda or Roadrunner for under 10K that has a nice paintjob - budget 5k for repairs.
post #117 of 159
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Buy a Barracuda or Roadrunner for under 10K that has a nice paintjob - budget 5k for repairs and 5k for gas per year.

ftfy
post #118 of 159
I didn't read the thread, I have a matrix, very reliable, good milage, lots of room, folding down seats. as practical a car as you can get. I bought it two years old for 10K
post #119 of 159
just want to add that you do not EVER want to get any civics or corollas. my friend has a civic and the steering on that is a complete joke. it feels like I'm steering through air because it's so light and artificial. when i got back in my zhp it was drool.gif

similarly, the new corolla (rental for biz trip) has the same feeling. the interior is shit too. i couldn't believe how tinny the speaker system was.

the japanese really have been blowing it lately.

conclusion: get a KIA. i promise you won't regret it. i would also suggest a vw golf as well but i think that might be a bit more money.
post #120 of 159
The Civic is not a bad car. The problem is that the US market allows people to order a Civic and BMW almost sequentially in perception, because BMW and the rest of the European makers dump their cars on the US market at grossly cut rates in order to compete - a BMW is actually a bargain based on the pricetag at least, and a Honda hasn't been, for a long time.

A Civic is a $16K car that sometimes (often in America) gets optioned to being a $23K car, pretty much in all markets. A BMW 3-series is supposed to be a $40-50K car to start with - $45K buys you a 320i outside of North America, and the 328i is pretty grossly expensive now, for what it is. The 335i is really, really expensive. The M3 is a $120K car outside of America. So.... the Civic and the BMW, they feel worlds apart because they really are. Can't compare a Civic to a Lexus, either.

The Kia is interesting looking and probably a good car, I think OP should maybe lease, considering his situation. It'd be less out of pocket per month, a new car, and less upkeep, and a way to build his credit. Otherwise a $5K beater that you run into the ground would be the other choice.
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