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Old 11-10-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Oh I am sure the houses are cheap but are they desirable locations to live? If the jobs are gone, then the crime is high and there might not be the amenities you want.
It seems you are thinking of blighted urban areas. I am thinking of small towns where crime is low.

 
Old 11-10-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Back on topic . . . this excellent posting is typical of many who came across hard times for a variety of reasons. There is no one answer as to why anyone is struggling financially.

Amazing are those who chastise and/or judge. And there are those who boast of their so-called financial success (which can be destroyed in a heartbeat).
Amen, I admit in my weaker moments I wish them to become disabled and have some kind of devastating financial hardship - just to humble them into understanding the hardship of others.

I can't stand the ego and judgmental attitude of those who have been blessed, using their good fortune as a comparison to those who have not been blessed - to judge them harshly.

Just, shame on them. And I admit, I wouldn't mind if they had a hardship that humbled them.
 
Old 11-10-2018, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I was never into drugs or drinking either . I donít like the taste of alcohol . But I admit it , I was a tramp . Lol

Some shots of what I think was my 1975 tour






Okay, big whoop. You were one of the kids who decided to get into the drugs/hippy culture who had rich families. I knew them. I went to school with them at a private school. But, my dad worked two jobs so I could go to that school. I was the low income kid.

My folks couldn't afford to send us all to college, so the boy of the family got to go. I had to work and go to school, if I wanted to go, and of course, married young and had a kid, etc., etc., etc.

So, just because you embraced the hippy/drug culture, has nothing to do with you not being blessed with an easier life.

It also does not give you any kind of right to feel superior to anyone who hasn't been blessed with your good financial fortune.

It just irks me to no end how people like you tend to criticize anyone who has not had your good fortune, as being somehow lazier or dumber than you.
 
Old 11-10-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Okay, big whoop. You were one of the kids who decided to get into the drugs/hippy culture who had rich families. I knew them. I went to school with them at a private school. But, my dad worked two jobs so I could go to that school. I was the low income kid.

My folks couldn't afford to send us all to college, so the boy of the family got to go. I had to work and go to school, if I wanted to go, and of course, married young and had a kid, etc., etc., etc.

So, just because you embraced the hippy/drug culture, has nothing to do with you not being blessed with an easier life.

It also does not give you any kind of right to feel superior to anyone who hasn't been blessed with your good financial fortune.

It just irks me to no end how people like you tend to criticize anyone who has not had your good fortune, as being somehow lazier or dumber than you.

My parents didn't pay a dime for my college. I also saw plenty of single moms who were on their own and put themselves through college. Some people find a way to make it happen, the rest come up with excuses.
 
Old 11-10-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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You did not understand either one of these posts.
Respectfully, I think it was you who misunderstood.
 
Old 11-10-2018, 07:40 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Okay, big whoop. You were one of the kids who decided to get into the drugs/hippy culture who had rich families. I knew them. I went to school with them at a private school. But, my dad worked two jobs so I could go to that school. I was the low income kid.

My folks couldn't afford to send us all to college, so the boy of the family got to go. I had to work and go to school, if I wanted to go, and of course, married young and had a kid, etc., etc., etc.

So, just because you embraced the hippy/drug culture, has nothing to do with you not being blessed with an easier life.

It also does not give you any kind of right to feel superior to anyone who hasn't been blessed with your good financial fortune.

It just irks me to no end how people like you tend to criticize anyone who has not had your good fortune, as being somehow lazier or dumber than you.
I don't think that mathjak had a rich family or an easy early life. If I remember correctly, he grew up in the projects.
 
Old 11-10-2018, 07:50 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Originally Posted by NoMoreSnowForMe View Post
Okay, big whoop. You were one of the kids who decided to get into the drugs/hippy culture who had rich families. I knew them. I went to school with them at a private school. But, my dad worked two jobs so I could go to that school. I was the low income kid.

My folks couldn't afford to send us all to college, so the boy of the family got to go. I had to work and go to school, if I wanted to go, and of course, married young and had a kid, etc., etc., etc.

So, just because you embraced the hippy/drug culture, has nothing to do with you not being blessed with an easier life.

It also does not give you any kind of right to feel superior to anyone who hasn't been blessed with your good financial fortune.

It just irks me to no end how people like you tend to criticize anyone who has not had your good fortune, as being somehow lazier or dumber than you.

I've learned not to post if I'm "in a mood" & half the bottle of merlot is finished.

Signed,

Old "hippy/drug culture" guy
 
Old 11-10-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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I think itís been years since most people who have pensions would assume other people have pensions. Pensions are a thing in the past. Thatís why we have 401k, IRA, etc..
Except about half of workers do not have access to them. Oregon and some other States are trying to provide them to all employees.
 
Old 11-10-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Except about half of workers do not have access to them. Oregon and some other States are trying to provide them to all employees.
Everybody has access to IRA, through the tax return. I know my kid is sort of self-employed and she and her partner decided not to do 401k nor SEP. but they do contribute to IRA or Roth IRA.
 
Old 11-10-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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100% my feeling .that is just nonsense by retirement
C'mon, guyz. We are not talking about the retiree's OWN loans. We are talking about "Parent Plus" loans, a ruse devised by the banking-academic-legislative establishment to put lipstick on the pig of parents guaranteeing student loans for their kidz.

THOSE are suffocating.
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