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Old 12-18-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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Wants Vs. Income

I really need to win the lotto.
Each and everyday my want list increases but my income is alot like the age of highschool girls (Stays the same)

Is there any other way to obtain all the wants in life legaly without having to sell a child or something?
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:28 AM   #2
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:06 AM   #4
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Speaking of, I'm going to try to get Moe my body work to take to your place this week
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:11 AM   #5
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Oh ,
i may need to reconsider Moody's Dry seaweed and snot repair option
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:34 AM   #6
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you could start by selling me that track f4i for 1500 bucks.. keep all the fairings and seat and gas tank, all i need the the frame motor tires.. you know the necessities to make it go.....
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Start up a child labor sweat shop in your garage. Just an idea
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Start up a child labor sweat shop in your garage. Just an idea
that's illegal, he said "legal" ways to fill his wants....

so my suggestion is open a child labor sweat shop right along the border in mexico, now that's legal. (i think)
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Well, my advice would be to prioritize your wants. That's what my wife and I do.

Cars are very low on our lists. So my wife and I both drive vehicles that have been paid off for several years. New motorcycles are also very low on my list. I have never owned a new bike and never will. I choose to buy used bikes w/ cash so that I don't have to take the depreciation hit. We also have zero credit card debt. What that means is that my wife and i have more disposable income to use on our higher priority wants which happens to be home improvements and vacations. Just my $.02 but it works for us. I know we don't have enough $ for everything, so the important stuff gets priority for us.
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well there are a couple ways to work your wants/income ratio. its all about working your disposable income. obviously earning more money would help, but you say yours is fixed. some things to think about...

-can you save any money on rent/bills? move into a cheaper apartment, see if you can get a better deal on utilities from another electric/phone/internet company, etc. got a cell phone? see if there is a better plan that can save you money. do you pay for cable tv and never watch it, or not watch it enough to warrant what your paying for it?

take a look at all those things and see what you can change/do without.

-lifestyle. how much money do you spend weekly on meals? do you go out to eat all the time? see if you can save some money by buying some grocieries. maybe chill out on ordering all those appetizers everytime. do you spend alot of money on other things daily? for example buying 10 redbulls a day (DUBWEAR!) or snacks/whatever. if your in the habit of buying alot small everyday it can really add up.

-split bills. paying everything yourself sucks if your on your own. take on a roommate or have your g/f move in. (dont move into her place, lol). get a bigger place and split bills if you have to, it should still be cheaper for you in the long run. thats probably the most effective way to have extra cash.

i remember when i was like 17. me and some freinds found a cheap place for like $450 a month. 4 of us split it. it was crowded but we all got along and there was always someone to smoke and play video games with. each persons share was like $125 a month for rent and bills and mt dew and cheetos. at that time i worked 4 hours a day for three days a week as a cook at a grill. 12 hours a week at 5 bucks an hour, plus maybe 60 a week in tips. i felt like a ****en baller. i worked so little i felt like i was unemployed, partied all the time, but i always had money in my pocket. had i been smarter/less lazy and actually worked full time (even for minimum wage) i could of saved up alot of cash.
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The want vs. need debate is what keeps us motivated to push on towards those goals in life. So having the wants grow is healthy. I used to think I would never be able to afford a motorcycle, or a car or a house. Now I have them all and I keep pushing forward.
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one thing you can do is increase income or reallocate income. I would say for all these activities a person making 20-25 per hr full time can do well. If you cant move up in position, get part time gig to suppliment. Plus when you work more......you might not have anymore wants :laughing6
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i think kroger is running a sale on this... i was going to buy some but got tired of waiting in line



just go sue someone...works for everyone else

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just go sue someone...works for everyone else
Worked for you, huh.
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funny thing is im going back to work for the same guy.....with a 10k sign on bonus and a 3 year contract
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This is a tough one for me... I probably make enough to have the 600RR race bike with all the go fast goodies and race a full CMRA endurance season, but I chose not to. I have a (nearly) stock F4i and do about 5-7 trackdays a year. We put about 20% of my salary into savings and another 25% of my wifes as well.

The thing that gets me is that when I was growing up my dad was a VP of a global company and my grandfathe was CFO... and they were cheap, haha. Still to this day they are both pretty darn frugal. They saved when they were younger and now live like pimps traveling all over the world.

I look at what I have an I'm thankful for that, and I don't want to take away from my wife. We have plans (I plan to be fully retired by 50 years old) for the future and me being selfish and spending our $$ on racing just isn't going to cut it...

I WANT to race a full season of CMRA and have had conversations with several on this board to do so... but when push comes to shove, unless I'm banking some serious loot, I don't think it will happen because saving for our future is more important right now.

And I know someone is going to come with that "live now and do everything you want" but ... this is the real world and frankly sometimes that just doesn't cut it. My wife and I are happy so I guess that's all that counts right? :icon_smil
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