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Old 11-08-2018, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Nope not Fleetwood Mac . Once I have my dates I will let ya all know the details . I have to get back home to ny to finalize the details , we are down in Florida checking out the villages .

I thought you had no intention of leaving NYC after your last vacation home experience.

 
Old 11-08-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Nope not Fleetwood Mac . Once I have my dates I will let ya all know the details . I have to get back home to ny to finalize the details , we are down in Florida checking out the villages .

My wife wants to beat me with the sticks lol. She unpacked my suitcase and saw a brought a practice pad , my sticks and a metronome on our trip. Ha ha ha . Hey she was the enabler right?
Does she worry you might have groupies follow you once you are in a band. Isnít that what most males want to join the rock band for? My kid used to date one who was in a band, thatís one of his motivation.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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I thought you had no intention of leaving NYC after your last vacation home experience.
We won’t leave nyc at this point But that does not mean if we like it we won’t rent in the winter for 4-8 weeks
 
Old 11-08-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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When did she graduate?

One of my cousins graduated last year with a degree in women's studies. She has an entry level HR job paying about $35k. My uncle is still supporting her financially to an extent.

I started off at about $30,000 when I graduated in 2010, but had to commute a hundred miles roundtrip to get that. There was no advancement potential at that site either.

When I got that job in Indiana, most of my coworkers had resumes and degrees similar to mine. None of them started out at such a low wage. Payscales were higher across the board in Indiana.

It really all depends on where you live.
When one of my kids graduated in 2012, she survived in LA with much less income than $35K. It called having 2 other roommates. She paid $700 a month for rent. We only paid cell phone and car insurance, plus she was on our healthcare. She did enjoy her life, not a hard ship.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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The daughter referenced before shares a house with 5 others, mainly because they want to live together, but the financial benefits are appealing to them also.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:43 AM
 
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Does she worry you might have groupies follow you once you are in a band. Isn’t that what most males want to join the rock band for? My kid used to date one who was in a band, that’s one of his motivation.
She will be there lol .

The only reason I became a drummer in my early teens was the girls. Yeah , my dad was a pro drummer , but it wasn’t love of music that motivated me .. Lol

Boy it was a great career choice too in those days ,until I really began to hate the life. So much so I went cold turkey for more than 30 years avoiding playing and the business
 
Old 11-08-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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When one of my kids graduated in 2012, she survived in LA with much less income than $35K. It called having 2 other roommates. She paid $700 a month for rent. We only paid cell phone and car insurance, plus she was on our healthcare. She did enjoy her life, not a hard ship.
Can people of any age get by if the pile in with a ton of roommates on a low salary? Sure. Is it a lifestyle one would want, especially as they age? Not really.

I have no desire to live with anyone other than a romantic partner. It might be fine for a kid's first job out of college, but at 32, I have no desire to live that way.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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Can people of any age get by if the pile in with a ton of roommates on a low salary? Sure. Is it a lifestyle one would want, especially as they age? Not really.

I have no desire to live with anyone other than a romantic partner. It might be fine for a kid's first job out of college, but at 32, I have no desire to live that way.

Golden Girls isn't just a 1980s/early 1990s TV show. It's kind of inevitable that a ton of Boomer retirees are going to have to opt for group living situations since so many are going to have no savings and nothing but a Social Security check for income. This isn't about "desire". It's economic necessity. As reproductive rates continue to drop, more and more elderly won't have children to help.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Can people of any age get by if the pile in with a ton of roommates on a low salary? Sure. Is it a lifestyle one would want, especially as they age? Not really.

I have no desire to live with anyone other than a romantic partner. It might be fine for a kid's first job out of college, but at 32, I have no desire to live that way.
That’s your choice. But don’t come here complaining. My sister for years rent just a room, like Airbnb today, from a family, up to age 35. Her income was low to very low, she knew she would be single, not married, she had to make priority, her savings was a priority. Yet she only managed to save 4% of her low income. Last time I had a glimpse of her 401k, it was near 3/4 of a million, plus she has 3 houses to her own name. But she has always been 100% invested in the stock market.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Does she worry you might have groupies follow you once you are in a band. Isnít that what most males want to join the rock band for? My kid used to date one who was in a band, thatís one of his motivation.
The best comment I heard on that, is when we were young and on the road, we would think "I hope they show us their breasts!", now at our age, we think "I hope they don't show us their breasts!"
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