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Old 08-09-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Craig Miller left Florida this year with $3,000, a borrowed RV and a dream of helping people find meaning in their lives.

His savings may have struck some as a considerable sum.

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Old 08-09-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Sorry, but I have no sympathy for this woman who had 2 million dollars worth of real estate when she was making 75K! AND on top of that married to a cross dressing meth addict????! Ironic how the title is named 'I used to be normal.' LMAO.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I think this whole mess came on because peole were greedy.
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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^^

I couldn't have said it better myself!
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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They are still normal... they made bad "normal" decisions and now are facing the bad "normal" consequences... they are now facing a "normal" reality of the situation... how is this abnormal...? Abnormal would be paying your mortgage and being foreclosed... which is not what happened...
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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That is horrible how they think there little adventure is good for there kids. That family made enough money to live comfortably, they were too greedy to downsize when they knew they were on hard times this could have been avoided. The wife is a teacher and the dad has 2 masters degrees. What a joke. He is a life coach he must think this whole situation is a life lesson. Maybe he is one of those people who want to see whats like to live "homeless" so he can play the sympathy card later. Telling people how his whole family was living out of their vehicle and how they were able to rebuild their life. He wants to be really homeless take away the RV.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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That family made enough money to live comfortably, they were too greedy to downsize when they knew they were on hard times this could have been avoided.

Downsize how?

Too many people are loosing their homes, for a lot of reasons, but some simply because they need to unload the home, and downsize, but it won't sell.

Not that I condone what that family is doing and calling it an adventure.

But easy to say. They saw it coming and they didn't downsize. Some can't, they'd love to, but their home won't sell. Not for what's owed on it, or even close.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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Downsize how?

Too many people are loosing their homes, for a lot of reasons, but some simply because they need to unload the home, and downsize, but it won't sell.

Not that I condone what that family is doing and calling it an adventure.

But easy to say. They saw it coming and they didn't downsize. Some can't, they'd love to, but their home won't sell. Not for what's owed on it, or even close.
We foreclosed and moved to a rental property before we were to far in the hole that we could not afford the deposit and things. We rent a very nice 3 br home in a great neighborhood and pay less then our mortgage was. We will eventually buy another home down, for now this is just right. I would never "choose" to live on the street with kids.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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$75,000 a year and a 1.2 million dollar home plus a ranch....lol, I grew up with some pretty intelligent people, it wasn't difficult to see that living above your means was for wanna bees. I do now own a considerable amount of real estate but it took years of flipping and planning. You have to appreciate the humor in people that want to skip an entire section of building wealth. If the price increases have put you on the streets you should have been realistic.
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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$75,000 a year and a 1.2 million dollar home plus a ranch....lol, I grew up with some pretty intelligent people, it wasn't difficult to see that living above your means was for wanna bees. I do now own a considerable amount of real estate but it took years of flipping and planning. You have to appreciate the humor in people that want to skip an entire section of building wealth. If the price increases have put you on the streets you should have been realistic.
The price of the house was not too high. A loss of a job is what sank the ship. Everything is afloat again and we are rebuilding our "supplies".
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