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Old 09-24-2019, 03:24 AM
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My pretty much constant lecture from my father as a teen:

“If you like this lifestyle, you’d better study hard, get into a good college, get good grades, and get a good job. I’m not going to give it to you.”

I’ve always done my best to be the top achiever in anything I’ve done. The compensation and affluence are a byproduct of that.
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:12 PM
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Go to the Global Rich List and you'd be shocked how little net worth is needed to be among the 1/4 of 1% wealthiest people on earth!

And I'd guess most of them are Americans, the most self-entitled, spoiled and clueless people on earth.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:16 PM
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Probably the most indulgent thing I have ever done was buy a $5k bottle of scotch. When I first got it, I had 3 glasses to really become acclimated to it and enjoy my purchase. But I bought it for a singular occasion, and from now on, I only drink one glass of it per year, so I expect it to last about 15-20 years.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:05 PM
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I listed five, but thought of a few more:
6. I complain about taxes.
7. I buy cat food, but don't actually eat any myself.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:39 PM
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The self-made rich person thing I do is shop for the low price for the best quality thing I need.

The inherited-money rich person thing I do is not a single thing.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:53 PM
Location: Southern Most New Jersey
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I use plastic straws..
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:55 PM
Location: Texas of course
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I don't think we do anything that someone truly rich would do but rich is in the eye of the beholder in my opinion. I've never been rich so I have no idea how they live their life.

I do know there are people in this country that have no heat in the winter, no AC in the summer, no hot meals, many sleep outside year round. A lot of seniors even go without. So, maybe just eating regular meals, having a kitchen to cook those meals, a car to get us from point A to point B, a bed to sleep in, the medications we need and having AC and heat could be considered a luxury.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:34 PM
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Since retiring, I feel rich because I don't have to go to work and I have the time and money to travel (within reason). It is such a luxury to have all of this time and so few demands - like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

Some rich person things that I do:

I bought a very nice car when I retired that I mostly use for my travel.
I have someone clean my home every two weeks and and mow the lawn every week in the warmer months.
I pay more for groceries than most (but I don't eat out much and when I do it is usually ethnic food and I rarely drink.)
I bought some Native American art this year, something I have always wanted to do. Not terribly expensive stuff but buying any kind of art makes me feel rich.
When I travel, I've been splurging on hotel rooms with a water or mountain view. But I'm starting to reconsider this as I seem to have little time to enjoy that view as am busy sightseeing.
I don't worry about money. The focus the last ten years before retirement was on saving money. Two years into retirement now, and my expenses are about what I expected and planned for.
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Do, buy, eat something outrageous without considering the damage. They're small things and don't hurt my bottom line, but for five minutes I can be rich.
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Old Yesterday, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by NewbieHere View Post
Not going to answer to a robot to mine my data.
I know, right? I've been seeing an uptick of no-history posters asking personal questions. There's another one about "What poor person things do you do?". I originally thought it was a C-D employee, looking to stimulate conversation and traffic, but am not so sure now due to your post. I've never gone to great lengths to "truly" remain anonymous here, as I'm not out to pick fights and make enemies, I'm pretty sure anyone who knows me in real life and read all of my posts would pretty easily put two and two together, but the odds of that aren't that great, and even if they did, probably wouldn't "out" me. Even if they did, so what? But data mining? Without knowing your "real" identity, what do they have to gain?
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