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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Wow! What are you gonna do with all that savings? Start a business?
     
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    Where???

    In Bhutan?
     
  3. Mulan

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    I'm j/k. Good for you, but I can top that. I went the last seven years phone free!
     
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  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Lately I've noticed that people respond to "excuse me" with "you're fine!". What is this? Of course I'm fine! I just want to get something from the condiment table that your wide ass is completely blocking
     
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    Who the fuck locks their dumb phone?

    That's why people lock their phones--they are smart.
     
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  6. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    What's a dumb phone? A non Apple product? :stirpot:
     
  7. Harold falcon

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    One of those burners you buy at wal-mart or gas stations in order to conduct drug transactions.
     
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    What should I use for non-victimless crimes?
     
  9. ethanm

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    Nokia.
     
  10. Harold falcon

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    Virgin mobile.
     
  11. Big Pun

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    My cheapness is legendary. Refilling a one gallon jug with water from my shower instead of buying it at the store, cutting my own hair, etc. I don't deprive myself of doing fun things, but if it's something that doesn't matter to me then I'm going the cheapest route. I save over half my take home pay. Little things add up.
     
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    May i subscribe to your newsletter?
     
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    I should also add that I have no interest in doing things that most people consider fun. If I didn't care what some people thought of me I would become a mountain hermit
     
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    Why do you care what anyone thinks of you? Go live on that mountain I say.
     
  15. GreenFrog

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    I save over half of my take home pay, too. It's great.

    Dat cashflow.

    Every so often, I'll go onto Reddit's personal finance subreddit and I leave feeling so thankful / grateful. All I see are posts by people drowning in student loan debt and / or credit card debt. It must be truly awful.

    Then again, I have zero sympathy for people with sizable credit card balances that aren't due to large, unforeseen bills, like car repairs or medical bills. If you're racking up debt to buy shit you can't afford, you're an idiot.
     
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  16. brokencycle

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    I can't wait until the student loans are paid off.
     
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  17. Gibonius

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    That's a funny forum. Most of them would lose their shit about Styleforum-esque consumption, even if you can afford it. There's a big crossover with the frugal and financial independence communities, who basically view spending any money that isn't 100% "necessary" as a crime against nature.

    Bitch, I like nice shoes and vacations. I'll happily work my awesome job until I'm 65 if I don't have to live like a goddam monk the whole time.

    The rest of the forum is poor people. "How I budgets away poor?" Sorry, you need more money.
     
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  18. GreenFrog

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    Your last sentence is the key.

    Obviously, the more money you make, the more you can live comfortably while still saving a heck ton of money. My guess for most of the people on that subreddit is that saving money is the more efficient way of amassing wealth compared to trying to increasing income -- precisely because they aren't in great positions to find high-paying jobs.

    In any case, I'm a proponent of people applying a lens of financial prudence to their lives. Lord knows this country needs more of that type.
     
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  19. Gibonius

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    I think most of the financial independence types have relatively high incomes. The idea of retiring at 45 isn't something you can pull off unless you make six figures. They just all seem to hate their jobs enough that living a miserly lifestyle their entire life seems like a better option than working longer. I think it's a lot of tech industry people, working crazy demanding jobs making six figures at 25, but miserable quality of life.

    I'm all about financial prudence, but some of these people are psychotic about it.
     
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  20. brokencycle

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    Agreed on both counts. Although I don't know how many of them actually don't have high incomes. Many of the poorz have income of $100k+. Many of the wealthy on the forum have pretty good paying jobs - they just often are CPAs or other jobs where driving expensive cars or wearing expensive suits is commonplace.
     

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