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Old 06-09-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Moscow
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That's right. Didn't you know that ALL women are the same?

 
Old 06-10-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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And men don't ??

Yes, but thats a rare.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Dude, it's hard to be rich if you spend all your money.
If you spend all your money. You have a $0 balance.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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I am pretty frugal (although my family and friends call me "cheap") because I choose not to waste money that offers nothing in return... my wife on the otherhand is the antithesis of frugal... I hate it when she asks why we can't have the finer things in life, its because she blew all the money on the other finer things in life... its quite a chore to make her save for retirement even though I am funding her retirement with my money... oppss I meant "our" money... I do plan on building a retirement home (a very expensive one) cause what's the point of making all the money if I am not going to blow through it at the very end...
How do you compromise with your wife then?
 
Old 06-13-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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The OP has an odd definiton of rich.

We live in a modest paid for house in a middle class semi-rural area, drive a paid for car, pay off everything we buy monthly ( we are debt free). We invest in securities with a set rate of return and low risk funds. We don't spend for silly stuff to "keep up" with people (one daughter loves this, one spends like a maniac -- so it isn't what you teach them, it is what they choose to spend; we do not bail out the spender) Anyway, I guess that counts us -- in the OP's opinon -- as rich".

I prefer to think of "rich" as rich in family, friends, faith....... I don't count only money as "rich".
 
Old 06-14-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Rich people are cheap. No value judgment intended.But in my experience with the rich - they are not generous people. They do look out for their own interests. They do that well.
They affiliate with the political party that will help them conserve their assets
"The rich are different form you and me." wrote F.Scott Fitzgerald in " The Great Gatsby"
and it is true. Not so much on an esoteric level but when it comes down to the bottom line.
MONEY.
They are careful with it and frugal is a kind word. I would prefer "cheap"
But if money is your thing = they are doing something right.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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Rich people are cheap.
And, the upper middle-class are posers, who spend way too much time looking for approval from the people around them, mostly by spending money they don't have for things they don't need to impress people who don't matter.

Recently, an older female relative of mine questioned my spouse and I about why we hadn't yet done "X." When we replied that "X" was quite expensive, she said, "Oh, it's only money." Both my spouse and I, nearly at the same moment, extended our hands and said, "Oh, really? Where's your checkbook?"

She thinks we're cheap. I think she's not going to be around to take care of us in retirement, so she should keep her opinions about our spending or lack thereof to herself.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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Rich people are cheap. No value judgment intended.But in my experience with the rich - they are not generous people. They do look out for their own interests. They do that well.
They affiliate with the political party that will help them conserve their assets
"The rich are different form you and me." wrote F.Scott Fitzgerald in " The Great Gatsby"
and it is true. Not so much on an esoteric level but when it comes down to the bottom line.
MONEY.
They are careful with it and frugal is a kind word. I would prefer "cheap"
But if money is your thing = they are doing something right.

Rich follow follow every penny they spend also. Rich folks donate money so thats generous. Why would a person want to vote for a certain party where it does not benefit them?

Also, rich folks negotiate on everything to lower the price.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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And, the upper middle-class are posers, who spend way too much time looking for approval from the people around them, mostly by spending money they don't have for things they don't need to impress people who don't matter.

Recently, an older female relative of mine questioned my spouse and I about why we hadn't yet done "X." When we replied that "X" was quite expensive, she said, "Oh, it's only money." Both my spouse and I, nearly at the same moment, extended our hands and said, "Oh, really? Where's your checkbook?"

She thinks we're cheap. I think she's not going to be around to take care of us in retirement, so she should keep her opinions about our spending or lack thereof to herself.
There are lot of posers out there. I have also seen young kids spending a lot of trims and sound system thinking they are rich.
 
Old 06-15-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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Once knew someone who was reputed to be a millionaire who drove around an old beater. And another who used discarded mylar drawings (this was many years ago) as storm windows. I heard about a lottery winner talking about how good Boone's Farm (one of the cheapest wines) tasted.
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