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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 11:05 AM
Response to Reply #86
93. You only spend $15k per year, that's how.
Edited on Fri Jan-30-09 11:06 AM by file83
Believe it or not, it's possible to live in this society by spending only $10k per year. You just can't live the lifestyle that the commercial world tries to sell you.

Problem is, you can't raise kids when you do it that way either. You can't have huge debt, and you have to have good health in order to pull it off. But it is possible.
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  -The Financial Crisis Is Driving Hordes of Americans to Suicide Shardik  Jan-29-09 03:05 PM   #0 
  - How many are in a horde?  Orrex   Jan-29-09 03:07 PM   #1 
  - More than a hundred.  Nickster   Jan-29-09 03:10 PM   #3 
  - Is it as many as a gross?  Orrex   Jan-29-09 03:24 PM   #10 
     - A phalanx is much larger than a horde. A horde is more than a gross.  Nickster   Jan-29-09 03:25 PM   #13 
        - How about a bushel and a peck?  Orrex   Jan-29-09 03:27 PM   #15 
           - Lowest Common Denominator  Jambalaya   Jan-29-09 04:45 PM   #33 
           - More or less than a passell?  dixiegrrrrl   Jan-29-09 04:47 PM   #34 
           - wait, is this measured in rods or stones? nt  Javaman   Jan-30-09 11:20 AM   #94 
  - Yeah, what's a horde?  barb162   Jan-29-09 04:57 PM   #37 
  - How many boards could the Mongols hoard...  Recursion   Jan-30-09 01:56 AM   #85 
     - got me!  barb162   Jan-30-09 11:22 AM   #95 
  - Less than those Chinese hordes in the Korean War. A horde being only one of them  lunatica   Jan-29-09 07:55 PM   #70 
     - Overrun by a horde of one?  Orrex   Jan-29-09 08:28 PM   #72 
        - Hey, never underestimate a horde. There's a reason it's called a horde  lunatica   Jan-30-09 07:07 AM   #90 
           - My post was a reference to M*A*S*H*  Orrex   Jan-30-09 12:42 PM   #103 
           - MASH and my uncle who fought that war...(answer meant for Orrex)  lunatica   Jan-30-09 01:24 PM   #107 
  - I need hard stats instead of anecdotal accounts before making such claims.  Veritas_et_Aequitas   Jan-29-09 03:09 PM   #2 
  - There are many references in this five page article.  Shardik   Jan-29-09 03:20 PM   #7 
  - Oh, I know that, but I have a strong dislike in linking suicide to anything without firm evidence.  Veritas_et_Aequitas   Jan-29-09 03:25 PM   #11 
  - Again, I agree.  Shardik   Jan-29-09 03:35 PM   #19 
  - 'upsurge in the reports'  Orrex   Jan-29-09 03:26 PM   #14 
  - one is too many.  roguevalley   Jan-29-09 03:38 PM   #21 
  - If I don't get a job soon I'm going to consider it myself.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-29-09 03:10 PM   #4 
  - Hang in there, Hello Kitty.  Shardik   Jan-29-09 03:22 PM   #8 
  - Please don't  Veritas_et_Aequitas   Jan-29-09 03:25 PM   #12 
  - Thanks.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-29-09 03:28 PM   #16 
     - I'll talk to you in pm  Veritas_et_Aequitas   Jan-29-09 03:35 PM   #20 
     - Live in your car if you have to for the time being. Pride is not a virtue.  w4rma   Jan-29-09 11:43 PM   #82 
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  - Thanks.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-29-09 05:26 PM   #40 
  - Don't do that  Carni   Jan-29-09 07:52 PM   #67 
  - You and me both  Lorien   Jan-30-09 02:27 PM   #109 
  - It's not a horde....yet...  MineralMan   Jan-29-09 03:11 PM   #5 
  - Did I mention I abhor Republicans? nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Jan-29-09 03:11 PM   #6 
  - "...or they should have pulled out faster."  PassingFair   Jan-29-09 03:23 PM   #9 
  - Can anyone guess what's next?  TomClash   Jan-29-09 03:30 PM   #17 
  - make no mistake, economic disruption often leads to civil unrest  closeupready   Jan-29-09 04:17 PM   #27 
  - I have a solution for the newly depressed ultra-rich  Mithreal   Jan-29-09 03:30 PM   #18 
  - Amusing? Laughable?  Plucketeer   Jan-29-09 03:39 PM   #22 
  - When it is all totalled, I wonder how many deaths Bushco will haveon its hands  rurallib   Jan-29-09 03:41 PM   #23 
  - How much of this is guilt?  Greyhound   Jan-29-09 04:03 PM   #24 
  - Another poster made a harrowing comment I can't get out of my mind.  dixiegrrrrl   Jan-29-09 04:53 PM   #36 
     - excellent point. life is not worth living if one is not a billionaire or even a millionaire? (nt)  ima_sinnic   Jan-30-09 04:01 AM   #87 
     - This was my first thought reading the thread title  Tsiyu   Jan-30-09 04:11 AM   #88 
     - It's Not the Level of Living  RobinA   Jan-30-09 12:47 PM   #104 
  - Yet one more stat that Bush excelled at - the steady rise in the suicide rate  truedelphi   Jan-29-09 04:10 PM   #25 
  - Depression or Repression?  Jambalaya   Jan-29-09 05:05 PM   #38 
     - What got to me was the STRESS  truedelphi   Jan-29-09 06:51 PM   #57 
  - My Grandfather killed himself in 1934  leftchick   Jan-29-09 04:14 PM   #26 
  - Don't ask me to feel sorry for the rich.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 04:18 PM   #28 
  - It's not just the rich.  Shardik   Jan-29-09 04:35 PM   #31 
  - Oh, I know. But the excerpt opened with the rich.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 05:49 PM   #45 
  - Me, either.  southerncrone   Jan-29-09 09:12 PM   #78 
  - Exactly. Fuck em all. They don't deserve one ounce of my sympathy.  Xenotime   Jan-30-09 05:45 AM   #89 
  - should have pulled out faster!  Pharaoh   Jan-29-09 04:33 PM   #29 
  - Your Republican is Showing...  Baby Snooks   Jan-29-09 05:47 PM   #43 
  - Should we feel sorry for you for winning the genetic lottery and then losing what you never earned?  Zhade   Jan-29-09 05:50 PM   #46 
  - I just can't muster up much sympathy for the rich  sunnystarr   Jan-29-09 06:01 PM   #50 
  - Indeed.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 06:27 PM   #55 
  - 1%  NashVegas   Jan-29-09 06:57 PM   #59 
  - That's Weak  NashVegas   Jan-29-09 06:56 PM   #58 
  - You know what? I came off like an asshole.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 07:22 PM   #61 
  - men have always had that prob lol  sunnystarr   Jan-29-09 05:49 PM   #44 
  - "unknown but rising number" is not helpful or trustworthy-sounding. nt  Occam Bandage   Jan-29-09 04:34 PM   #30 
  - IncreMENTAL Financing  Jambalaya   Jan-29-09 04:52 PM   #35 
  - 2004  Aragorn   Jan-29-09 04:44 PM   #32 
  - 2005 Numbers have been out for a while  Giant Robot   Jan-29-09 08:57 PM   #76 
  - Ask me if I give a damn about rich asscarrots.  L0oniX   Jan-29-09 05:29 PM   #41 
  - So it's okay if they end up homeless?  Baby Snooks   Jan-29-09 05:51 PM   #47 
  - If they ended up homeless, that's their own stupidity. They had every advantage.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 05:54 PM   #49 
  - Man, your post is comiing across cold.  Shardik   Jan-29-09 06:04 PM   #51 
     - Yeah, it probably is. But it's still how I feel.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 06:30 PM   #56 
  - If you make a lot on money then you had better have saved up.  L0oniX   Jan-29-09 07:10 PM   #60 
     - I'm with you.  llmart   Jan-29-09 09:34 PM   #80 
     - Save $5000 a year making $20k?  BreweryYardRat   Jan-30-09 03:48 AM   #86 
        - No kids and I am am married to a wife that also works and my home is paid off.  L0oniX   Jan-30-09 09:27 AM   #91 
        - You only spend $15k per year, that's how.  file83   Jan-30-09 11:05 AM   #93 
  - Look upthread -- we're on the same page.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 05:52 PM   #48 
     - "falling to the level most of us were always at already. "  depakid   Jan-29-09 07:58 PM   #71 
        - Nope. You've got it completely wrong.  Zhade   Jan-29-09 09:16 PM   #79 
  - Any from the SEC or banks who've sold crap securities? GOP Congress, maybe? nt  valerief   Jan-29-09 05:37 PM   #42 
  - It proves an epidemic of press reports, and that's all  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-29-09 06:04 PM   #52 
  - It proves an epidemic of press reports, and that's all  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-29-09 06:04 PM   #53 
  - Arbitrary is arbitrary.  Shardik   Jan-29-09 07:32 PM   #62 
     - Huh?  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-29-09 07:39 PM   #63 
        - Come on now. You are a smart person, I've read many of your posts.  Shardik   Jan-29-09 07:43 PM   #64 
           - Press data does not correlate into social data  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-29-09 07:51 PM   #66 
              - Then maybe we should wait a year or two to confirm the statistics?  Shardik   Jan-29-09 07:53 PM   #68 
                 - I don't know why you're getting so worked up about it  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-29-09 08:39 PM   #74 
                    - I get the point you are making  Shardik   Jan-30-09 09:50 AM   #92 
  - This saddens me greatly  TomClash   Jan-29-09 06:09 PM   #54 
  - And so it begins....... n/t  OhioChick   Jan-29-09 07:50 PM   #65 
  - That's so sad.  JerseygirlCT   Jan-29-09 07:55 PM   #69 
  - I Feel Bad For Anyone Who's Identity Is Wrapped Up In Their Earning Power  NashVegas   Jan-29-09 08:32 PM   #73 
  - My guess is that these formerly wealthy suicides are people who  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-29-09 08:41 PM   #75 
  - Or they just couldn't lower their standing of living.  barb162   Jan-30-09 11:23 AM   #96 
  - And THAT, ladies and gentlemen is the compassionate view.  Karenina   Jan-30-09 11:31 AM   #98 
  - So sad, very say ...n/t  Azlady   Jan-29-09 08:58 PM   #77 
  - it has been something i've considered in rougher times  Blue_Tires   Jan-29-09 11:21 PM   #81 
  - ...  Lilith Velkor   Jan-30-09 01:28 AM   #83 
  - Wow. That took a great deal longer than I thought it would. n/t  kgfnally   Jan-30-09 01:47 AM   #84 
  - a modern form of natural selection. nt  Javaman   Jan-30-09 11:29 AM   #97 
  - How could these "busness men" not know things were going crash?  apnu   Jan-30-09 11:35 AM   #99 
  - Ever Work With  RobinA   Jan-30-09 12:59 PM   #105 
     - I work with them every day.  apnu   Jan-30-09 02:33 PM   #110 
  - My Grandmother  GinaMaria   Jan-30-09 11:38 AM   #100 
  - I don't CARE  marions ghost   Jan-30-09 12:14 PM   #101 
  - I think some empathy is called for.  PylesMalfunction   Jan-30-09 12:20 PM   #102 
     - exactly  marions ghost   Jan-30-09 04:00 PM   #112 
  - Why aren't the Wall Street Titans and Busco officials offing themselves?  jzodda   Jan-30-09 01:00 PM   #106 
  - Why are the rich so afraid of being like 'those people'?  Dappleganger   Jan-30-09 01:59 PM   #108 
  - Death over Poor, what a mind set that must be.  sarcasmo   Jan-30-09 03:34 PM   #111 
  - Bright side: elimination of carbon footprints.  ileus   Jan-30-09 06:43 PM   #113 
 

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