I fail to see why this subject has raised ire among several members.... can't it be discussed without getting personal?
My opinion is there is NOTHING wrong with keeping a sensible attitude to improving your financial situation - give you an example.... I have a 25 year old 3/4 ton truck (but in good shape), and a 13 year old 5th wheel (also in good shape), that we are going to set up on Shuswap Lake for the summer, because we can afford the $1300 bucks for the year. Not even an hours drive away, in the car. PERFECT!
WOULD I LIKE
to have a near-new Chevy Duramax Diesel, with a new triple-slide unit - AND GO TO YUMA IN NOVEMBER???
F**kin' - A!
But it isnt gonna happen in the near-future, so I count myself lucky to have the things that I DO! Not very long ago, that I didnt.... what's the old Beatles song? "It's Getting Better All The Time?"
Do I sit and bemoan that I havent gotten those things yet? No....... because I
haven't got those things yet! ME! Not someone ELSE - ME! If I wanted them that damn bad, I would go out and get another job, and make more friggin' money, and HAVE THEM.
But sorry, when I bounce the balls in my hand, and weigh them out - I'm just as happy (probably more) to have my days to myself, so that I am able to be in touch with folks like you (and in several other sites), talk and exchange views, crack a joke once in a while, and plan what I will make for dinner when my wife comes home.
OH! and devote a bit of my day to the Comedy Channels' slogan - "Time Well Wasted."
NOW ON THE OTHER HAND! Do I like to watch the growth in both my RRSP, and my wife's? Damn right I do!
And I dont consider I am making it off the backs of some "poor" people - I have gone into an agreement with a company, that I will give them my money, to make use of and profit by it, as long as I get something back in return..... is there someone here that does not want to be paid for doing a job (which is simply investing your EFFORT OR CAPITAL, on someone else's behalf)?
Beware the Ogre known as "Hypocrisy".......
I came real close to dying twice in my life - once when I broadsided a deer on a motorcycle, once (two years ago) when I was throwing up congealed blood into my bathroom sink, and ****ting black. Woulda been an interesting Air Ambulance flight to Vancouver, but I only remember a couple momentary instances of it....
I got a letter from the Health Branch a few weeks later, informing me (in case I didnt know, which I didnt) that I should be aware that I had received ten Units of Blood Products over the three days....
I have learned a lot about Life, thinking that over of late.
MONEY is just MONEY, until you turn it into either EXPERIENCES or STUFF.... and then, STUFF is just STUFF. I'm quite happy feeding peanuts to squirrels.
You take it from there........