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Old 10-05-2018, 04:32 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Ha! I'm never allowed to "rate your post positively" Mike ... but I always want to.

That's great what Amazon is doing, and will go a long way towards helping a lot of people out. It brings things a bit closer to a "living wage" ... but not by much if people, especially families, are not given reasonable options for housing.
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Seriously I have the same problem!
That's weird because I was allowed to give Mike rep points in the past and when I tried just now, it worked just fine.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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That's weird because I was allowed to give Mike rep points in the past and when I tried just now, it worked just fine.
Oh Rambler please give us an update if decide to travel back to the springs. I would love a write up.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:32 PM
Status: "Goodbye fall ... hello winter" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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That's weird because I was allowed to give Mike rep points in the past and when I tried just now, it worked just fine.
I used the wrong verbiage when I stated "I'm never allowed". What I'm referring to is the message you get when you're using it too many times on the same poster; mostly MikeFBE because he always sums things up so well.

"you must spread some Reputation around before giving it to ... "
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:54 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Oh Rambler please give us an update if decide to travel back to the springs. I would love a write up.
Oh, I've already decided to come check things out. It's the logistics of the visit that have me tearing my hair out. For one thing, I'm not going to stay at my old friend's place. That could send a message that he might easily misinterpret (if you know what I mean).

My only income is my social security check which in my case is not exactly generous. I'd like to stay for a week which means finding lodging that I can afford and that's not some dive in a more questionable part of town. Car rentals in the Springs are pretty reasonable, but still that's yet one more expense that I'll have to take into account. I'm going to have to start squirreling away my nickels and dimes. After all, winter is coming!

Once I finally manage to roll into town, I'd love to do a CD/Springs meetup of some sort. I'll keep ya'll posted.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I'm doing ok in my place, I pay $1320 (plus a small pet deposit for my cat) rent for a townhome on the north side. It's got a MBR and two smaller bedrooms upstairs and two full baths up there, a half bath on the main level with the living areas, and a wonderful well-finished basement with a full bath downstairs. So effectively two huge bedrooms and two small ones, 3 1/2 baths, and a 1 car garage.

I love that we don't have to mow grass.

But we also have two stable incomes that are both well above minimum wage. My teenage son just got his first job and I'm sad about how hard he is working (on top of school of course) and how little it earns him. But it's a good life lesson, I suppose.

What I am seeing, are a lot of people sharing homes, doing roommate gigs. Whether that's a group of young college students sharing a house, or a woman with a family I know who rents 2 rooms in her house in Fountain (her kids share a bedroom instead of having each their own, because she needs the rental income.) People find ways to make things work.

I just know there are areas of this town, mostly on the west side and parts central, where I would not buy a house...I keep hearing stories from friends who own property in those regions, about cracking foundations. I will be making sure that any home I buy is built on more solid ground. Until then, I'm quite content to rent.

EDIT: I would love to do a CDSprings meetup!! I have only met one person from CD in person, and she was an absolute delight!
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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I think you guys need to do some fact checking.

Someone that makes $15/hr only pays a tax rate of about 7.5%

Nobody making $15/hr should be sole provider for a family.

Everyone that is intelligent enough, should get an education and a higher paying job.

Housing costs here are expensive compared to some places, but cheap compared to other places. We live in a global economy now.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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I think you guys need to do some fact checking.

Someone that makes $15/hr only pays a tax rate of about 7.5%

Nobody making $15/hr should be sole provider for a family.

Everyone that is intelligent enough, should get an education and a higher paying job.

Housing costs here are expensive compared to some places, but cheap compared to other places. We live in a global economy now.
I work in education and have kept track of kids after they graduate - most of the kids getting 4 year degrees are starting out in $15/hr jobs, which they see as an improvement over the minimum wage jobs they had before, but still not enough to live on especially while trying to pay their debts. $15/hr jobs are just what are out there for most people without experience. Of course, there are exceptions and some better paying fields but people are finding it hard to get the starting position in those fields because baby boomers etc. just keep holding on to those positions, etc. So, sometimes getting a higher paying job is easier said then done, even for those with education.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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https://www.krdo.com/news/cost-of-li...ings/804861387 Colorado Springs has biggest cost of living increase over last year in the nation.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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So, sometimes getting a higher paying job is easier said then done, even for those with education.
Well there are only a finite amount of high paying jobs so the system will always have inequality no matter how talented you are or how hard you work. Its not exactly the best system for fully realizing human potential.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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https://www.krdo.com/news/cost-of-li...ings/804861387 Colorado Springs has biggest cost of living increase over last year in the nation.
Just wait until after Nov. when our sales tax will be even more, it is already the highest in the State.

Good times!
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