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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post

    <snip>I buy a new car because I like the new car smell? If you want to buy it after I've used it for 10 years it's fine by me. I won't feel any less about you.
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    Me?

    I can easily afford to buy new and pay cash ... but I won't*

    But I applaud people like Storekeeper who does.

    You see, it's a symbiotic relationship.

    I need someone whose fiscal/tax position can afford to buy new. If they don't originally buy the car, I will have no-one to buy from.

    Conversely, they need someone to sell the car to. If there is no second hand market created by the likes of me, it's off to the scrap yard.

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    Money doesn't make you happy ... it just gives you options.
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    *... with the caveat unless I won Lotto
    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    Conversely, they need someone to sell the car to.
    Ordered myself a Dodge Aries wagon through the NEX car sales in Atsugi, Japan back in 1987. Red garnet with pearl coating ... loved that car. Picked it up in Dallas, Texas and drove it to my next duty station Oak Harbor, Wa ... great trip ... broke the car in nicely.

    Put about 100,000 miles on that wagon. Used to sometimes sleep in it when I separated from my first wife. Drove it on to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for the journey from Alameda, Ca to Bremerton, Wa when the ship changed homeport in 1995. Fitting for a Sailor's car to rack up some time at sea.

    Ended up giving it to the daughter of some hoochie I was banging at the time in 1996. Lots of good memories of that wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    Money doesn't make you happy ... it just gives you options.
    Yep, that's it right there. The best option money gives you long term is freedom from the need to make money anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    Money doesn't make you happy ... it just gives you options.
    Yep, that's it right there. The best option money gives you long term is freedom from the need to make money anymore

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    The skinny broad with the big juggs that loves pork?

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    My thinking is that when you have enough money to live well off the money it makes then you will never have to worry about weight loss. I mean money.

    A not so wise man once said " the more you make the more you spend." While I admit it seems a truism I will say this, the more you make the more they'll take.

    Them being the government or perhaps an ex wife. And let us not foget that great Grateful Dead line the more that you give the more they will take. Fire, Fire on the Mountain.

    Happily the fish jumped out of the fire into the pan. Or more like a frog in warming water. It feels so good and then your done.

    Sorry I drifted. So it's not how much you make but more so how much of that you can save,invest, compound over the long haul that matters in my book. Your Jonny Depth example rings true here. I can't put my fin on it but do recall reading an Aesop's fable to my son about a grasshopper and an ant. Hell just glad I am....the fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    Money doesn't make you happy ... it just gives you options.
    Yep, that's it right there. The best option money gives you long term is freedom from the need to make money anymore
    And the ability to not live in the cheapest place in Thailand.

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