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Old 07-12-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Sales on what? Cereal? Toothpaste?

If I'm pulling down $5 million a year, I'm getting a personal shopper.
That seems rather foolish. Unless you're some big shot who doesn't like the paparazzi all about then I see nothing wrong with doing your own shopping. That's why I never feel sorry for people that make it big and then go broke because they waste money.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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That seems rather foolish. Unless you're some big shot who doesn't like the paparazzi all about then I see nothing wrong with doing your own shopping. That's why I never feel sorry for people that make it big and then go broke because they waste money.
Personal shoppers are not a big deal. It's not like having a 40-man entourage that's buying the bar every time you go out (which is probably every night). Lots of regular people (meaning people earning nowhere close to seven figures) use their services.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I'd definitely get Knicks courtside season tickets. Let's say they cost $150,000. That's just 6 percent of my disposable income.

The Range Rover I spec'd out cost about $140,000. My wife needs her own car too though. A fully loaded Audi A6 is only $70,000.

Throw in another $100,000 for private school tuition.

Another $100,000 for vacations.

And another $100,000 for shopping and dining.

$504,000 towards the mortgage every year.

$10,000 for utilities, parking, maid, drivers, misc.

That's $1,074,000 (even if I bought new cars each year). I'd still have nearly $1.4 million left each year after all of those expenses.

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Old 07-12-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I'd be movin' on up to a deee-luxe apartment in the sky


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or a nice brownstone mansion...vactions, someone to chauffer my butt around, personal chef/house staff and frequent all the elite restaurants more often rather than on special occassions. And I'd buy a vacation homes too but NYC is were I'd live permanently.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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A mansion in the south. A fully equipped cabin in Montana. Apartment in Manhattan. Driving around in s class mercedes from the seventies. Sounds shallow?

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I forgot about philanthrophy. I'd join the Central Park Conservancy as part of the "Chairman's Circle." Hopefully my $25,000 annual contribution would get my name on a bench or something.

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I'd give at least another $250,000 each year to various charities.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Personal shoppers are not a big deal. It's not like having a 40-man entourage that's buying the bar every time you go out (which is probably every night). Lots of regular people (meaning people earning nowhere close to seven figures) use their services.
I don't see the point. Plenty of people earning big bucks do their own shopping. Why would you need a personal shopper for?
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I don't see the point. Plenty of people earning big bucks do their own shopping. Why would you need a personal shopper for?
The point is that it's convenient. Plenty of people who don't earn big bucks use personal shoppers. So why not?
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Does this come with working basically every waking hour and every leisure activity that you do must somehow involve maintaining that lifestyle?

Regardless, I'd try for an amazing custom houseboat and pay for docking in several places, get membership for most of the cultural events and invest a lot of it in various tech and art incubators. I might also do an asston of coke. Probably give post tax ten percent of earnings to various charities.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:49 PM
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I'd definitely get Knicks courtside season tickets. Let's say they cost $150,000. That's just 6 percent of my disposable income.

The Range Rover I spec'd out cost about $140,000. My wife needs her own car too though. A fully loaded Audi A6 is only $70,000.

Throw in another $100,000 for private school tuition.

Another $100,000 for vacations.

And another $100,000 for shopping and dining.

$504,000 towards the mortgage every year.

$10,000 for utilities, parking, maid, drivers, misc.

That's $1,074,000 (even if I bought new cars each year). I'd still have nearly $1.4 million left each year after all of those expenses.
Damn. So you'd really want to live the high life then.
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