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Old 08-28-2015, 06:40 AM   #41
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I tell people that once the kids were off the family payroll, I was astonished at how much I actually made.


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Old 08-28-2015, 07:31 AM   #42
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Tell them camping is cheaper than therapy and a whole lot more fun.

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Old 08-28-2015, 08:40 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by NC Roamer View Post
I tell people that once the kids were off the family payroll, I was astonished at how much I actually made.
So true!!
It's all fun and games til the flying monkeys show up!

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Old 08-28-2015, 02:53 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by mothernaturesson View Post
Lots of great posts from people that have worked hard and managed their money responsibly, maybe we forum members can teach congress a thing or two. LOL
That would be highly unlikely. To be able to teach anyone anything, they have to be intelligent enough and willing to learn.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:02 PM   #45
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LOL....I posted my reason in my signature.
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:10 PM   #46
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These are luxury items. Whether it's a used popup or a million dollar class A. None of us NEED them. That being said. I work hard for my money. I got a useful trade which I'm well paid for. Part of that is I risk my life to make the money in a very dangerous job. We have all made good choices to be able to afford to play the way we want. I do make more than most of my friends. A lot of them are riding around in $40k diesel trucks. I got a 15 yr old clunker and a $10k Escape. I got toys but I manage the money so I can play how when and where I want. I'm don't have a payment deciding what I can do. I don't throw it their face but I don't hide it either. They could make the same life choices I have. Its my money!
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:26 PM   #47
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I just tell them the retail price and smile. They always assume I got taken to the cleaners. Retail pricing can be found easily with today's technology. When I was working for the state it was a state law that your gross pay was public information. I was instrumental in getting that information added to the state website. After the novelty wore off it was rarely mentioned in the media. I guess that is why it doesn't bother me when asked such questions.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:44 AM   #48
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I hear this at work from my supervisor and my co works. Side note all a bunch of big sports nuts, they seem to be able to go to all of the games and spend the weekend. I have a 2012 truck and a 2014 TT. Nobodys business I have 700 in my tailer. Neighbors dead tree totaled my popup I stood my ground got what I wanted and then bought her back fixed traded it and a insurance check for the TT. I dont care what my family and coworkers think. I say to my coworkers enjoy the game I am going to the lake.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:45 AM   #49
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I have had comments like that. I have also had comments like "a brand new trailer and the same old truck."

I have learned to let life come as it may. They say life is a race, in the end you realize it's only with yourself.

To by bluntly honest, I don't feel guilty or I don't feel like I should live up to what someone else thinks I should. In fact when it comes right down to it. I really don't care what people think about the way I live and what I have or don't have. Just as I don't really care what other people have or don't have or how they live. As long as they are not hurting, infringing or trying to manipulate me then everything is happy.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:45 PM   #50
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Don't let it bother you unless you're soliciting their input.

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