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Old 04-23-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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I could really care less what my family or friends call me or think of me. It's not their money or their life. I've never hidden anything in my life.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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What people can't figure out (nor can I) is how much I have not worked for years. Oh sure, here and there, but I figure life is short and I'd rather eat ramen than put up with crap in some corporate cube. So I eat ramen.
I see people brag about how much they make but never hear about how much they save.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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When I hear terms thrown out like frugal, thrifty, cheap... I think of people that have financial intelligence. There are extreme number of ways to throw your money away in this economy. The ability to make money is just one aspect of the total financial picture. Being able to hold onto the money you make and make it grow is infinitely more important. The growing list of lottery winners that end up bankrupt is a good example of financial ignorance that has spread like a cancer through our culture.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Wealth is how much you keep, not how much you make.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Central NH
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In my group of friends, the running joke is about how cheap I am. Really though, I'm the one laughing at them.
My wife and I own our modest house with plenty of acreage for our critters and kids. They have big mortgages for their Mcmansions.
We own our vehicles (2 trucks, mini van and subaru wagon) which are older but in great shape as we keep them well maintained. They pay $400-$500 a month on leases for their shiny toys.
We have zero debt they have big credit card balances.
We have a nice nest egg in the bank. They do not.

Living a simple life seems to work for us. I say let them laugh and when SHTF and they lose it all, we'll put them up in the barn.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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In my group of friends, the running joke is about how cheap I am. Really though, I'm the one laughing at them.
My wife and I own our modest house with plenty of acreage for our critters and kids. They have big mortgages for their Mcmansions.
We own our vehicles (2 trucks, mini van and subaru wagon) which are older but in great shape as we keep them well maintained. They pay $400-$500 a month on leases for their shiny toys.
We have zero debt they have big credit card balances.
We have a nice nest egg in the bank. They do not.

Living a simple life seems to work for us. I say let them laugh and when SHTF and they lose it all, we'll put them up in the barn.
That is awesome.

How about if someone tells you that you aren't taking the money with you when you are dead? How do you respond.

I have been told this before.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Central NH
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That is awesome.

How about if someone tells you that you aren't taking the money with you when you are dead? How do you respond.

I have been told this before.

My best friend says that I'll die with all the money in the world.

Maybe I'll retire early and continue to live my frugal life style though I doubt I'll ever quit working as long as I'm still able to work.

If I don't spend it then I'll have something to leave the kids.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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That is awesome.

How about if someone tells you that you aren't taking the money with you when you are dead? How do you respond.

I have been told this before.
The proper response is "Yeah, but I won't have to eat dog food when I retire."
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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The proper response is "Yeah, but I won't have to eat dog food when I retire."
Good one.

Well, what if they say that you can be dead tomorrow or the next day. How do you respond to that?
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