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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    Really, though, a lot of people can't afford insurance. I'm 35, non-smoker with no health issues and basically never go to the doctor, and my health insurance is over $200 a month. People do tend to make really dumb choices in car insurance, e.g. declining uninsured motorists insurance and personal injury coverage to save themselves 4 or 5 bucks a month
     
  2. Piobaire

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    Remember, I'm listing trends, not any one particular action/inaction here. As I keep saying, shit does happen, but many people just failed to prepare for any shit, let alone a tanker truck full of it. I'm sure most of us here, me included, could be even more financially secure but that stands in stark contrast to just being a grasshopper.
     
  3. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    Cigarettes are the one thing that really blows my mind, though. When I was smoking back in college they were like two bucks a pack, and they were already my biggest expense after books and tuition. Now they're over 6 bucks a pack and the brokest people are still the ones smoking the most.

    Not that I don't spend just as much on fancy cheese and beer, but I'm not poor anymore.
     
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  4. imatlas

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    We've discussed this before, but I am convinced that the single best poverty alleviation program the US could undertake would be to require some level of basic financial literacy in order to graduate from high school.
     
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  5. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    But then the people at the payday loan stores would be out of a job.
     
  6. mrjester

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    Went to one of those once. They give temporary debit cards that could be used by PokerStars and Full Tilt when they were around.

    God I felt gross.
     
  7. imatlas

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    Some culling is bound to be necessary.
     
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  8. HRoi

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    I loved reading the last 2 pages of this thread back to back with the recent purchases thread
     
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  9. otc

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    That's how the parents got to be rich. Either by letting their kid drive the family's old volvo station wagon and not splurging on fancy shit just because their kid wants it...or by being children of parents who thought the same things (and thus had plenty of money to pass down). Its not like that one decision to save some new car cash makes or breaks them, but it is all about setting up the mentality.

    I see similar things with a family that moved in near my grandparent's cottage on lake michigan (and promptly razed a lot or two to build some tacky house). The patriarch is a successful trader from chicago, and these guys have every single toy imaginable. When they are at the beach, they've got their catamaran, their jetski, a few stand-up-paddleboards, every beach toy you can think of, and its all pretty new. Its not that any of those single items are particularly expensive...but that they seem to have an intense desire to have it all.
    There are plenty of other families on that same shore (in non-air-conditioned cottages) that have boatloads of money, but they've been sailing the same little Sunfish for 30 years (and when the grandkids want to play, they have to learn to take turns).

    I don't come from Old or New...I'm just an outside observer.
     
  10. edinatlanta

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    lol at all the poors bitching.
     
  11. Connemara

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    Dropped my phone. It's broken. :fu:
     
  12. GreenFrog

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    And you're not joining because...?
     
  13. kwilkinson

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    Because edina is a highly respected journalist above reproach.
     
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  14. in stitches

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    could not agree more.
     
  15. GreenFrog

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    Ah, I forgot that Edina is a world-renown journalist.

    :rotflmao:
     
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  16. mrjester

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    My girlfriend calls me on her way home from work to tell me how bad her day was. Then she gets home and tells me how bad her day was. This is like every day.

    So today she calls me and I answer, like usual. Eight or so minutes in to her telling me how she broke down at work for some reason, I had to tell her this is a conversation that we could save for when she gets home. Of course she got mad.

    I mean, I just don't want to hear it twice. What the hell. I'm down to hear it, that's what I'm here for. But, just once.
     
  17. kwilkinson

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    Maybe this time I won't have to hear how her day was, she'll just give me the silent treatment. [​IMG]
     
  19. kwilkinson

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    Yeah that's how it'll go.

    Except tomorrow she'll bitch about it twice. But then in the middle she'll guilt trip you about how "rude" you were today.
     
  20. kwilkinson

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    Or one of those really sarcastic "oh sorry honey, I know how much you hate this" things where they're just fishing for you to ask them to go on.
     

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