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Old 11-28-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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When I try to fix things myself it usually cost me double since they have to undo or fix what I attempted
You don’t have youtube?thats how my husband find out a lot of things.
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I doubt this story about her owning multiple house. My friend who is GS-15 with the government is still renting a 2bedroom home in DC
AST I talked to him. He made more money than $100k. He already owns a house in Texas though. Much cheaper.
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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You don’t have youtube?thats how my husband find out a lot of things.
i don't bother anymore , i know better , if it ain't electrical in nature i'm done . . plus i dislike doing the work .
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:29 PM
 
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If that’s the case you have a very liberal application of the term “whining”
I certainly do not. The chick has a GROOMER for her cat, for God’s sake. Amongst other frivolous expenditures.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:18 PM
 
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I certainly do not. The chick has a GROOMER for her cat, for God’s sake. Amongst other frivolous expenditures.
Both mentioned in the article don’t have a groomer for their pet, which isn’t all that common. I’m still not seeing what you are calling whining in either part of the story
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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Both mentioned in the article don’t have a groomer for their pet, which isn’t all that common. I’m still not seeing what you are calling whining in either part of the story
Imo the title of this thread describes whining. Waah. You "can't" make it on $100K. Kiss my grits.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:57 PM
 
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https://nypost.com/2019/10/23/millen...feel-strapped/

Jenny Castillo chronicles her life as a HENRY: High Earning, Not Rich Yet millenial here on her blog Jenny the Henry: https://jennythehenry.com/index.php/...es-henry-lows/

Yes, so-called Adulting can be expensive, Jenny, if you make stupid choices. Welcome to being a grown-up.

My heart bleeds for her, NOT!


What a SNOWFLAKE, or maybe an IDIOT!
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:25 PM
 
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Part of the problem is that the media has inflated people's expectations of just how much an "average" family should be able to buy. It makes people feel poor even when they are not.
Exactly. My spouse and I make what I believe a nice income (in the 90k range combined) but to look at us we would look possession poor. Luckily for us, we decided we couldn't "keep up" with others, esp. technologically.

We would be amazed at people we knew who made and had so much more than us...but acted like they were "slumming it".

Plus, we made stupid financial decisions along the way, too - we were blessed enough to learn from them!

EDIT: I do have a groomer visit every 4-6 months for my Ragdoll kitty....so there are still splurges!

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Old 11-29-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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Both mentioned in the article don’t have a groomer for their pet, which isn’t all that common. I’m still not seeing what you are calling whining in either part of the story
Perhaps you missed the third person.

“I feel like I’m living paycheck to paycheck, and have been for forever,” says a 30-year-old graphic designer, who wished to stay anonymous to protect her job. Granted, the Bushwick resident, who makes just over six figures, has more than a few creature comforts: an $80 ClassPass monthly membership, a weakness for acrylic nails, an Uber and Seamless habit and a groomer for her orange Siberian cat. Still, she notes, “I don’t live in a fancy high-rise, I don’t take vacations, I don’t shop at Bloomingdales — I shop at freaking Forever21. But somehow, here I am.”
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Old 11-29-2019, 06:49 AM
 
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I see her point, $100K in DC is not much. Same with SF, NYC. But it probably doesn't come across well since there's many areas in this country where it still goes extremely far and it's kind of first world problems. But I do get her point.
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