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Old 09-23-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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Originally Posted by CatwomanofV View Post
At the beginning of the year, we owned 3 houses & a boat. We sold 2 of the houses & the boat.

-I have a house cleaner who comes once a week.
-I do have a weekly massage-I really don't think of it as an indulgence. It is pain management.
-We go to the tropics every winter.
-I don't worry about money.

Unlike many rich people, we are not in debt up to our eyeballs
. We only owe on our car and we probably could pay that off, too.


Cat
Why would rich people be in debt up to their eyeballs?
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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I believe it! I've told this story before, but my ex-husband, who did windows and home improvements on his own for a while, was doing some work on a house in a town where you were required to have 2 acres minimum to build and most houses were in the millions. This house had a three-car garage, and a snow-melt system under the driveway, and all those sorts of amenities that the average working person's home doesn't have.

When the homeowner got home each day fairly early in the afternoon, he was very interested in what my husband was doing and would watch him work and ask questions, very down-to-earth guy, and my husband noted that this guy was dressed just like he was--jeans, flannel shirt, work boots.

He got comfortable enough with the guy that he finally asked him one day what he did.

The man had a rat-killing business, and he had accounts in the warehouses on the Jersey docks. "Shipping companies pay a lot of money to get rid of rats", he said. I guess so! Killing rats had made him a multi-millionaire.
So wait. Are you saying all rich people AREN'T bad?
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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A few of my relatives are probably in the 1%, but other than a few items, you would never know that they were not middle class. Most of the "rich" trappings such as planes and yachts were company assets and went with the businesses when they sold them.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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You know, this thread was bound to turn partly into a bragfest.

Where I grew up, the really rich people did not brag, and you couldnít tell by the cars they drove.
Well based on the title what did you expect. Of course you had to jump in just to put down others that posted. Maybe they didn't brag to you because you weren't in their inner circle
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I always said, if I won the lottery, I would hire a driver to take me anywhere I wanted to go. This past spring, I decided to splurge for once, so I hired a driver to pick me up at my house and drive me the three hours to my sister's house, pick me up a few days later, and deliver me back home. It felt like a real luxury to me, and I loved not having to watch for exits or worry about traffic delays or weather.
How much did it cost?
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:58 PM
 
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Well based on the title what did you expect. Of course you had to jump in just to put down others that posted. Maybe they didn't brag to you because you weren't in their inner circle
Overly sensitive much?

I did not put down rich people in any of my posts. You must be mixing up posters.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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Itís not the number of posts, but robots start the thread and never come back to add anything anymore. There are people with fewer posts than 25 but are not a robot. I Identified a pattern so thatís how I know. They all became a not member after I report them. So I was correct.
I saw the earlier pattern but missed this latest round of Rich and Poor threads being part of the new bot schedule.

I do believe there is at least one other thread by the same bot but under a different handle. I notified a mod about that one.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:27 PM
 
Location: USA
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I don't. Both legs at once, sitting on the edge of the bed.

We spend 3 months a year in Europe and live oceanfront. And have 100% health coverage. And a maid.

On "poverty" level income, LOL. That part is my brag.
That only makes you fancy.



Cheers to you!
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Did the plane refuel in mid-air or did you land a few times on this trip ?
Around the world is around the world, no matter how long it takes. I'm actually two days older than I think, because I've crossed the Date Line weat-bound three times, and east-bound only once.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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$6.39 per pound hamburger. No cheap stuff for me.
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