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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM
 
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My Dad had a couple Rolls Royces - bought them well used of course.

But it was amazing the effect it had on people....they thought he was a Saudi Prince or the like!
I read an interview with Marcus Lemonis, the start of TV's "The Profit," reality show about saving small businesses. He was asked about any mistakes he made.

He replied his biggest mistake was buying a Rolls Royce when his main company went public. He said he always felt like a total fool when he drove it.

Except he didn't use the word "fool." He used a C-D banned word, so I can't type it in here.
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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I drive a Bentley. In southern California it's no big deal. Driving a few year old Bentley here, is like driving a few year old Camry in other states. Nobody cares or notices you.

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Old Yesterday, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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You should read bogglehead forum, then you feel sorry for yourself.
I am 77 and not looking to change anything. While I am satisfied and happy, it might have been nice to have Bogglehead Forum available when I setting up my financial world some 30 years ago. I used fee based financial advisors.
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Old Yesterday, 12:16 PM
 
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First thing I was told when I inherited money was ....
Yes, you don't need to broadcast how much you inherited.

I got 1/6 of whatever.

I would have gotten zero if four of my siblings were in charge. Thank goodness my other sister and I hired a couple of lawyers.

What little I did get will assist my retirement.
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Old Yesterday, 12:21 PM
 
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Same with the top people in China, their kids and spouses all come over here and spend money like crazy.
I live in California and was an English as a Second Language teacher. Many people from China have lots of money and do like to spend it in the U.S. The U. S. school system, especially for college, are the big "draw." Also, homes and cars are cheaper.
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Old Yesterday, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I drive a Bentley. In southern California it's no big deal. Driving a few year old Bentley here, is like driving a few year old Camry in other states. Nobody cares or notices you.
I doubt there is a Bentley anywhere within fifty miles of me.
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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I don't get the idea of being embarrassed by what you've earned. I earned it, nobody gave it to me.

If I was a socialist, then I'd be embarrassed by what the government gave me.
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Old Yesterday, 03:14 PM
 
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Someday someone's going to explain to me exactly how that is possible.

'Cause it always sounds like sour grapes when the not-so-well-off say it.
Sounds like contentment to me.
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Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM
 
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I don't get the idea of being embarrassed by what you've earned. I earned it, nobody gave it to me.

If I was a socialist, then I'd be embarrassed by what the government gave me.

It's not the "earning it". It's the flaunting it.
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Old Yesterday, 04:46 PM
 
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Insecure, vapid humans feel the need to prove they are worthy so they look for reasons and ways to flaunt and make sure others know what they have in terms of wealth. They do this because they don't believe deep down inside they have any real value, so they prop themselves up to try and impress others and feel more important.

I suppose that works on some, but anyone really worth knowing doesn't care about what things someone has, they care about the individual and valuing them for the friend/partner/neighbor/relative they are.
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