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Old 09-25-2019, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Regardless of who started these types of threads or why, they certainly have elicited plenty of responses, haven't they?
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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So wait. Are you saying all rich people AREN'T bad?
Not sure why you directed this question at me. Why would you (or anyone) think rich people by definition are "bad" to begin with? I don't.
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I use paper towels like they're disposable.
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Aren't they? They are designed to be thrown away. Using cloth towels and disposing of them like paper towels would take bucks on a daily basis.
Um...pretty sure that was meant as a joke. I laughed.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^^ Agree. I laughed, too.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I typically buy locally roasted arabica coffee beans, I like the African varieties, & grind them on a dedicated Italian burr grinder just before I prepare them on my Dutch, handmade drip coffee machine. Both of those machines cost several hundred dollars! Does any of that make a difference? Yes, it tastes great! (But "poor" me will alternate them with an Italian ground coffee when it goes on sale at the market.)

That's about it for extravagance for me. (I do eat out quite a bit but it is at local & typically ethnic places, not high end at all.)
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:55 AM
 
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can be anything

i have been on 4 5000 holidays and spend 200 a month on bus travel.
I drink 1% milk.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:59 AM
 
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What I pay for wine in a year is equal to what some pay in rent.

I used to be that way, but have cut back a lot over the years! Now in retirement, not really looking for long term agers, so that helps with the cutting back.
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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^^^ who believed me for a second? .

lol!!
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I live a very middle class life by Los Angeles standards. My only "guilty pleasure" is my watch collection. I have 17 fine watches worth between $ 10,000 - 20,000 each. Nice thing is they go up in value every year.
That reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City". She had 50 pairs of $800+ Manolo Blahniks heels, but she couldn't afford to save up a down payment to buy her apartment. Not saying that as a put down, but I could think of things I'd rather spend a quarter mil on than watches. Especially since you can only wear one at a time. But to each their own. (shrugs)
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I think it's all a matter of priorities and what is important to you.

Like having a collection of fine watches or expensive shoes.
I've noticed in this and some other threads the reference to wine and how much money is spent for it, how much is imbibed in, etc.

My own personal hangup is why do you need so much wine? For the high you get from it? Keeping up with friends, etc.? Living through rough times?

My sister bought her wine by the box. There was always beer. She and another sister and I came from a family of violent alcoholic episodes and I wonder why is the drink so popular with my sisters? I did ask one of my sisters why she drank and she said at the time it was a popular thing to do, lots of bars around, places to meet people, etc. Sadly she was on her deathbed.

I probably sound very critical and I do not mean to. And I do understand healthy people/families enjoy a glass or two (bottle or two beer) at times. But for me (in my younger years I did try to keep up with the friends who drank) I can do without it now.
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