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Originally Posted by hookeye
Lived in an auto manufacturing area.
Kids in HS got new cars at 16.
Dual income UAW jobs. Expected the factories to hire them.

Main one gone, satellite support gone.
Retirees went to FL, recession had many younger just walk away, leave homes to the banks.

Minor uptick w another company.
Hear HS grads.....buying new 4x4 and having kids, buying houses.....i dunno how they do it at 20 bucks an hr.

Ol lady must have Only Fans or sumpthin.

Yup. A friend bought his 16 yo daughter a new car when she got her license. The 1st week she hit 2 other cars in the school parking lot.


Sin wouldn't be so attractive if the wages were paid immediately.
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If she is worth 1k, yes.


I spend all my money on loose women and trapping supplies.....The rest I just waste.
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A sociologist could dig into the facts of folks stuck in this situation, and I suspect, come up with some conclusions that would surprise none of us. As far as who these folks are, how they think, how they vote, their spending priorities, to some degree their age, what they like for entertainment....on and on. I have a renter, a damn good finish carpenter, 48 yr old, with earning potential, but he just can't put the puzzle together....he told me over a year ago, I'm going to have to do something about my Ford diesel, it's dying. Sure enough it did last month and he had to borrow money from his Mom to get another pickup to go to work. I couldn't sleep a wink if I was that close to disaster. On the other hand, I know some working moms that have to live like that, schidt job, kids, that don't squander money, that live hand to mouth. They just pray the old car don't go tits up. I got sympathy for the ones that are still trying and don't begrudge their kids the free lunch at school.


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Originally Posted by MadTrapper375
If she is worth 1k, yes.


For a $1000, she better make my forehead cave in like a Capri Sun that’s been sucked dry.

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Renegad gave that $35 that we was gonna send Barnabus

lol

He knew I needed to buy some more Ramen noods

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Originally Posted by gregintenn
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Divorce, job loss, sick kid....still afloat.
Spent many a night busting knuckles to fix crap to be functional next day. Worked 2 jobs too.

Do what ya gotta do.

Not what necessarilly what you want to do.

Hear younger folks pissing money away, they usually say " gotta live my life ".

Entitled to have fun, whenever, even if it costs them a future.

Fuggin idiots.

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Originally Posted by centershot
Only 44% of Americans can. Just saw that on Charles Payne and thought wow. Over half of Americans would have to charge it on a credit card, borrow from a family member or take out a loan for $1000.


How could they possibly know that ?
How many here was contacted ?

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I keep a couple K on hand in case my vehicle dies and I gotta get another one.

Paid 2 k cash for my current bomber, bought off Craigslist.
Local mechanic had it.
Put a K in it, been going Ok for last 5 yrs

Dont need anything fancy to haul dead deer or go to work.

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An older accountant friend of my parents and I were talking about this one day. He told me stories of Dr's, Lawyers, executives etc all filing bankruptcy because they just couldn't live within their means.
It doesn't matter how much one makes if they can't live below their means. "pay yourself first" was beat into my head. I thank him for those chats all the time. Life is much more pleasant when you're debt free.


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Yes.


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Here's another quote on this topic y'all might like...

If you're spending $5 a bottle for Smart Water -- it isn't working.


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Originally Posted by hookeye
Divorce, job loss, sick kid....still afloat.
Spent many a night busting knuckles to fix crap to be functional next day. Worked 2 jobs too.

Do what ya gotta do.

Not what necessarilly what you want to do.

Hear younger folks pissing money away, they usually say " gotta live my life ".

Entitled to have fun, whenever, even if it costs them a future.

Fuggin idiots.

My mother in law raised three children as a single mom working at a shirt factory. Today, she has a fat bank account, a house, nice car, and 120 acres. If she can do it, I can too.

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Was close friends with a USAF Flight Surgeon for decades. Guy always had the latest camera and computer gear. Full bird Colonel (0-6) with flight pay and other bonuses. One day he confided to me his monthly balance on just one credit card was roughly $25,000. And no, he never was able to pay it off to avoid interest.


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Originally Posted by Dillonbuck
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Why do all those C-notes have the same serial number?? Hmmm.

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Originally Posted by gregintenn
Originally Posted by Blackheart
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Originally Posted by Blackheart
Originally Posted by Longbeardking
Originally Posted by gregintenn
If a $1000 will fix it, it ain't really an emergency.


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THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tell me that again after lightning fries your water pump or your fridge/freezer conks out.

That’s home maintenance; not an emergency. Happens all the time. Be prepared for it.
Yeah, be prepared for lightning strikes and any other natural disasters that might arise. Such things are not emergencies. LOL

I’m just telling you what I do. I drive what I can pay for. I live in what I can pay for. When it breaks, I fix or replace it. It isn’t a big deal if you aren’t making payments.




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THIS AGAIN. Live within your means. I drive a 15 year old truck, my wife's is 8 years old. I am 77 and still work for a living. I will never retire. You want something?????????????? WORK for it.


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I'll have to ask my wife.

Hahahah, best answer. laugh

Right.


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Change the question...

Could you cover a $10,000 unexpected expense?

Or

$100,000... i.e. maybe an critical medical expense?


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$100k medical emergency would pretty much wipe out our cash.




People get funny talking about money but I don't give a chit. Certainly not bragging either.

Drive an old pickup and really don't have a life outside of our little cow farm routine.


It seems like a guy is either busy making money or bored and spending it.

Easy to save when you're never bored.
(and don't have kids, and wife has a good job, etc...)

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