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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 01:49 PM
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46. Boo hoo. Anybody who makes more than ten times what I do and can't
get by will get no sympathy from me.
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  -Living paycheck to paycheck on 200K at year Liberal_in_LA  Jul-10-11 11:52 AM   #0 
  - It looks like the student loans for their kids is the major problem.  Kaleva   Jul-10-11 11:54 AM   #1 
  - yep. Probably taken out recently, too near retirement.  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-10-11 11:55 AM   #2 
  - 9K for vacations and 3.5K for housecleaning and yard work.  Dappleganger   Jul-10-11 11:57 AM   #3 
     - 9,000 in vacations  Enrique   Jul-10-11 12:08 PM   #13 
     - Typical upper-middle class whiners.  Odin2005   Jul-10-11 01:20 PM   #38 
     - They'd need to pay 40k a year for them to pay off the student loans by the age of 75  Kaleva   Jul-10-11 01:45 PM   #44 
     - At 200k they could have BECOME rich, if they just hadn't been such morans  kestrel91316   Jul-10-11 01:50 PM   #47 
        - Seriously.  Dappleganger   Jul-10-11 05:58 PM   #62 
  - Let's see if I can work up a little sympathy for them.....................  brewens   Jul-10-11 11:59 AM   #4 
  - I'm in a higher cost of living area (Denver about the same as Chicago suburbs)  Creideiki   Jul-10-11 12:10 PM   #15 
  - I want the chance...  Cereal Kyller   Jul-10-11 12:14 PM   #18 
     - hee! Me too! I'd continue to live on my current salary and save / do good with the rest  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-10-11 12:17 PM   #20 
     - Actually no, you wouldn't.  kick-ass-bob   Jul-11-11 12:02 PM   #74 
     - I'd be happy to "struggle" on a quarter of that!  GoCubsGo   Jul-10-11 01:24 PM   #41 
  - Yeah, like people making less than half that DON'T have kids they'd like to send to college. CMAR.  WinkyDink   Jul-10-11 12:00 PM   #5 
  - Some people are broke because they choose to be, some are broke no matter what they choose  Taitertots   Jul-10-11 12:00 PM   #6 
  - please  Enrique   Jul-10-11 12:02 PM   #7 
  - 2 mortgages?  Whisp   Jul-10-11 12:25 PM   #24 
  - I should introduce them to my friend who spent the summer of 2009 in a tent  QC   Jul-10-11 12:04 PM   #8 
  - This is why my son is going to school in the Mass Air Nat Guards dime.  Marrah_G   Jul-10-11 12:04 PM   #9 
  - congrats for your good planning. I've seen too many unknowledgeable  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-10-11 12:07 PM   # 
  - Fuck them!  L0oniX   Jul-10-11 12:07 PM   #10 
  - wow.  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-10-11 12:07 PM   #12 
  - No, seriously. Fuck them.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-11-11 11:10 AM   #72 
  - +1000000000  Change Happens   Jul-10-11 12:33 PM   #28 
  - +200,000  Upton   Jul-10-11 12:34 PM   #30 
  - +1  JVS   Jul-10-11 01:00 PM   #33 
  - their financial counselor  shanti   Jul-10-11 12:07 PM   #11 
  - If I owe the bank ten grand I am in deep shit. If I owe them a million they are in deep shit  NNN0LHI   Jul-10-11 12:30 PM   #25 
  - Bankruptcy is where I'd go with this situation  customerserviceguy   Jul-10-11 12:43 PM   #31 
  - I thought student loans can't be forgiven in bankruptcy.  shraby   Jul-10-11 01:05 PM   #34 
     - They can't. n/t  BiggJawn   Jul-10-11 02:34 PM   #57 
     - except for those  shanti   Jul-10-11 09:20 PM   #65 
  - So after accounting for student loans, they can't live off $140K?  DotGone   Jul-10-11 12:10 PM   #14 
  - well...that's what the financial planning is helping them to understand  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-10-11 12:12 PM   #16 
     - In my experience  customerserviceguy   Jul-10-11 12:47 PM   #32 
        - These idiots should be forced to live like the working poor for a while.  Odin2005   Jul-10-11 01:23 PM   #40 
           - At the rate they're going  customerserviceguy   Jul-10-11 01:35 PM   #43 
  - the size of the college loan debt - suggests their spending problems predate  salin   Jul-10-11 12:14 PM   #17 
  - good point. Article says they cashed out his 401(k) when he had a salary reduction  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-10-11 12:20 PM   #21 
  - (tap tap). Uh oh. Looks like we're out of sympathy.  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-10-11 12:16 PM   #19 
  - Orchestra of one playing the world's smallest violin here...  pipi_k   Jul-10-11 12:22 PM   #22 
  - Then how do they expect those that don't make 10% of that to get by at all?  TheKentuckian   Jul-10-11 12:25 PM   #23 
  - Dollars to donuts they are good card-carrying Repigs, too.  kestrel91316   Jul-10-11 01:54 PM   #48 
  - And exactly how did they incur those debts?  JHB   Jul-10-11 12:30 PM   #26 
  - Lol...If you don't know how to live on $200K/year, you are a fucking idiot!! And, if the kids got  Change Happens   Jul-10-11 12:32 PM   #27 
  - agree about the kids, it they have good incomes they should pay up  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-10-11 12:33 PM   #29 
  - This. The kids should be at least helping to pay those loans.  krabigirl   Jul-10-11 01:34 PM   #42 
  - I'll bet they are sure glad they have Social Security  EC   Jul-10-11 01:08 PM   #35 
  - I'll play a sad song on my little fiddle for them. Fuck them.  Odin2005   Jul-10-11 01:18 PM   #36 
  - What Odin said.  kestrel91316   Jul-10-11 01:59 PM   #49 
  - Oh, to have their problems. nt  LeftyMom   Jul-10-11 01:19 PM   #37 
  - We have a saying around here.  lapislzi   Jul-11-11 09:55 AM   #69 
  - where the hell are their kids?  spanone   Jul-10-11 01:20 PM   #39 
  - Partying and vacationing, one presumes.  kestrel91316   Jul-10-11 02:00 PM   #50 
     - Future Casey Anthonys!  Odin2005   Jul-10-11 02:17 PM   #55 
  - I'll take a wild stab in the dark here...............  thelordofhell   Jul-10-11 01:48 PM   #45 
  - Boo hoo. Anybody who makes more than ten times what I do and can't  kestrel91316   Jul-10-11 01:49 PM   #46 
  - We told our first born that she could  woodsprite   Jul-10-11 02:07 PM   #51 
  - My heart goes out to them!  laylah   Jul-10-11 02:13 PM   #52 
  - I wonder if either of them has a substance abuse problem  blueamy66   Jul-10-11 02:14 PM   #53 
  - 9 thousand a year in vacations? A second home?  Ishoutandscream2   Jul-10-11 02:17 PM   #54 
  - I find it sick how the MSM is trying to get us to feel sympathy for these idiots.  Odin2005   Jul-10-11 02:19 PM   #56 
     - or their repeating the meme that folks in financial trouble did it to themselves  salin   Jul-11-11 09:47 AM   #68 
  - I looked all over my 500-foot apartment  BiggJawn   Jul-10-11 02:41 PM   #58 
  - and then theres the people whose unemployment has run out  Enrique   Jul-10-11 03:53 PM   #59 
  - Couple Never Restarted their 401Ks Despite Having $200K Earnings  Indykatie   Jul-10-11 04:50 PM   #60 
  - Is this a joke?  MouseFitzgerald   Jul-10-11 05:17 PM   #61 
  - I know quite a few people  Tallulah   Jul-10-11 06:11 PM   #64 
  - Oh those poor people.  Lucian   Jul-10-11 06:06 PM   #63 
  - I have no sympathy for someone who can't live on $200k n/t  Philippine expat   Jul-10-11 09:45 PM   #66 
  - meet the "job creators"  Enrique   Jul-11-11 09:44 AM   #67 
  - Yes, we should all genuflect before their obvious wisdom for we meeklings know nothing of their  Maru Kitteh   Jul-11-11 10:22 AM   #71 
  - Clearly, people at all incomes make bad decisions.  Bill McBlueState   Jul-11-11 10:08 AM   #70 
  - Eating that macaroni salad even though it tasted a little funny is a bad decision.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-11-11 12:04 PM   #75 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-11 11:22 AM   #73 

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