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View Poll Results: What do you earn in a year?
$0-$25,000 5 2.43%
$25,000-$50,000 16 7.77%
$50,000-$75,000 35 16.99%
$75,000-$100,000 33 16.02%
$100,000-$200,000 69 33.50%
$200,000-$400,000 39 18.93%
$400,000 + 9 4.37%
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:05 AM   #101 (permalink)
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I did the math, yes, I know I will be spreading a lot of my wealth... even though I am a solid middle class citizen, but hey, I must be evil because I make more than someone who doesn't work at all. Go figure.
AND you drive an exotic! The nerve......
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:23 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Following conventional wisdom has costed me ten's of thousands of dollars several times over my 8 years of adulthood so far. I don't consider it detrimental anymore though. It has caused me to wake up and think for myself. I will be incalculably better off in the future now due to learning from past mistakes. I swear I feel like Neo when he starts seeing the matrix for what it is.

People of all income levels need to be aware, especially high income earners as they typically have more capital at risk.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:35 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Well they did receive a huge insurance settlement from something that happened in the past... but I know for a fact they have loans out on at least four of the vehicles. I would consider the bank they are going to to be predatory lenders.

Doing the math... $100k income = $5k/month max (with no retirement)

House = $1800, F-car (355 for $46k) = $800, Vette = $600, Truck = $400, Abarth = $300, Total = $3900. They still have $1100/month to buy another car!

The weird thing is that the wife has a smug attitude toward their toys. She'll say stuff like: "Mine, not yours " regarding the 355. My heart sinks every time I look at their massive fleet of cars. I see worry, debt, and a degraded way of life in the future, not happiness.
Not to mention:

- Property Taxes
- Utilities/home maintenance/homeowner's insurance
- Homes = sh*t breaks. Broken sh*t costs money
- Car insurance has to be a huge nut for all those cars
- Car maintenance. Hell, the 355 is probably $5K alone in operating costs

From what I see, they are in negative cash flow. Not only no money for savings, etc, but no money to pay credit cards. Like many Americans, I'm guessing they have a bunch of max'd out cards and store cards.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Not trying to generate fear, but this web site is NOT using secure data packets (it's not HTTPS) so it wouldn't take much effort to have matched up those that vote'd on this ... just sayin'

I'm not really sure of the purpose of this survey ... I can understand why site vendors would be interested in this data and other's looking at the potential to sell services and/or parts, but what are you trying to "understand" here?

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #105 (permalink)
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AND you drive an exotic! The nerve......
How dare I enjoy the fruits of my labor before I make sure every freeloader in America has taken my money?

I'm such a bastard.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #106 (permalink)
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How dare I enjoy the fruits of my labor before I make sure every freeloader in America has taken my money?

I'm such a bastard.
You ARE a bastard and should be ashamed of yourself. Capitalist pig
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