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Old 05-28-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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So yes, there is NO reason someone can't live on a $250K salary in any US city.
I agree, one could live a decent lifestyle in any metro area in the US on $250k.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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I agree, one could live a decent lifestyle in any metro area in the US on $250k.
What if one wants to live a celebrity superstar and needs to spend $1 Million a year?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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What if one wants to live a celebrity superstar and needs to spend $1 Million a year?
Then one doesn't understand the definition of the word decent. I didn't claim one could live up to whatever level their imagination allows them to fathom, I said a decent lifestyle which while certainly open to interpretation isn't best defined by the obviously atypical example you're harping on of being a celebrity superstar.

250k annually = a safe and and comfortable place, good food, some travel, not watching the pennies, etc. in any metro area in the U.S.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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What if one wants to live a celebrity superstar and needs to spend $1 Million a year?
If someone "needs" to spend a million a year, they have a bad self-esteem problem to live that sort of lifestyle.

Notice we're all talking about a "decent lifestyle" and $250K/ year will provide a "decent lifestyle" to anyone in any metro.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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If someone "needs" to spend a million a year, they have a bad self-esteem problem to live that sort of lifestyle.

Notice we're all talking about a "decent lifestyle" and $250K/ year will provide a "decent lifestyle" to anyone in any metro.
No they don't. Spending does not equate to lack of self esteem necessarily. They may enjoy living a lifestyle beyond yours or mine but to label them as lacking self esteem... That's a stretch.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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No they don't. Spending does not equate to lack of self esteem necessarily. They may enjoy living a lifestyle beyond yours or mine but to label them as lacking self esteem... That's a stretch.
When they want to live like a "celebrity superstar" then I'd say they're definitely lacking somewhere and trying to fill that void with drinking/partying/etc.

I could probably spend a million a year if someone gave it to me but I'd spend that money on traveling to exotic destinations, learning more about historical sites/cities, and becoming a more knowledgeable person. I wouldn't spend a million on "popping bottles" or club hopping though.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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When they want to live like a "celebrity superstar" then I'd say they're definitely lacking somewhere and trying to fill that void with drinking/partying/etc.

I could probably spend a million a year if someone gave it to me but I'd spend that money on traveling to exotic destinations, learning more about historical sites/cities, and becoming a more knowledgeable person. I wouldn't spend a million on "popping bottles" or club hopping though.
That's your opinion, that's fine. But who's to say that just because you party, you're automatically lacking self esteem?
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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That's your opinion, that's fine. But who's to say that just because you party, you're automatically lacking self esteem?
There's a difference between partying and blowing a million per year on partying.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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There's a difference between partying and blowing a million per year on partying.
Exactly my point. I have no problem with going out and enjoying myself but if you feel compelled to spend a million per year on partying (which some celebrities do) then you really have some sort of problem. Feeling the need to be constantly surrounded by people lauding over your every wish and whim is definitely one of the signs of having low self-esteem or self-confidence. Just look at all of the celebrities who have followed this route in life and in the end, they either end up dead/broke/addicted/lonely etc. The celebrities who at least appear to have some happiness in life are the ones who have a family, live modest lives (relatively speaking for their wealth), and don't go out every night of the week blowing tens of thousands of dollars on an entourage/drinks/etc.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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There's a difference between partying and blowing a million per year on partying.
What's the difference? Cost?

Perhaps the guy spending 1M on partying has an earning of 10M per year?
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