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« Reply #1800 on: March 12, 2015, 03:11:19 PM »
A couple we know went through bankruptcy and foreclosure about three years ago. I was hoping it would be a wake-up call for them to get their finances back in order, but it hasn't been.  The fancy vacations and eating out constantly is still going on.  They have also started hanging out with a group that makes serious money and spends it accordingly so I think they are feeling some pressure to keep up.

Anyway, today they posted a picture on Facebook of the house they put a contract on which is twice the size and price of the one they lost just three years ago.  My mind is officially boggled.

im super confused. that amount of student loans, means super high payments, so im surprised they even got approved for the loan. but what ever HTF do you get a mortgage with 200k in defaulted student loans. how do you get anything with student loans in default. i might as well let mine go into default if i  can still get a house and everything else.

something here doesnt add up.

will a bank  approve you with both a bankruptcy and a foreclosure only three years ago?
 don't you also lose out on a lot of first home buyer things that make it easier to secure a loan?

im assuming that to prove they arent useless,  banks are going to demand at least 20% down this time( or maybe that's called hoping).

 also on a more cynical note, I assume that getting a "fresh start",  three years ago, gives  enough  time to make on time payments and keep cc balances low enough that you look good on paper

maybe the bank just assumes they will get some interest payments and house in a few years?

I have no idea.  I just know they said they put an offer on it.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

This is the same couple whom I have posted about that owe 200K+ in student loans that have been in default for years.  They did a spousal consolidation years ago when that was still allowed.  All their stuff is in his name because her credit is completely shot from the defaulted loans.  We used to be good friends, but I had to back away once I realized all of this. It's fascinating and sickening at the same time.

I asked her this when she told me they were going to start house hunting a few months ago which is when I learned that all the student loans were in her name only.  That's when I started backing away from the friendship.  My understanding is that they are planning to finance the house in his name with his credit (which also has the bankruptcy and foreclosure on it so I don't know how that works).  All the student loans are in her name only and she won't appear on the loan and mortgage so the lender is unaware of that they have 200K in student loans in default.  She doesn't work (because she doesn't want to ay the loans back and knows her wages would be garnished) so I guess there is no reason for her to be on the mortgage since she isn't contributing income.

I haven't talked to her much in the last few months, but the house posting caught me eye today.  I seriously don't get it.

At what point does this cross over to fraud?

she must not work, cause they would have garnished her paychecks. and they can also get into her bank account, so they must hold literally everything in his name.

i still think something doesnt smell right

As far as I know, everything they own is in his name.  I knew that had student loans that were defaulted, but I didn't realize the rest of it until I asked her a few months back how they could buy another house with defaulted loans, and a recent bankruptcy and foreclosure.  That's when she told me the loans were all in her name because they did a spousal consolidation when they bought the first house because they couldn't afford the mortgage payment and the loan payment.  I am pretty sure they don't do spousal consolidations anymore because of situations like this.  I told her then that she was absolutely screwed if they ever got a divorced, and she seemed unconcerned about it.  I have backed away from the friendship because I find the whole situation disturbing.  I have learned some other things since then, and let's just say these people are a piece of work.  It is entertaining to see her posts though.

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« Reply #1801 on: March 12, 2015, 05:22:30 PM »
A couple we know went through bankruptcy and foreclosure about three years ago. I was hoping it would be a wake-up call for them to get their finances back in order, but it hasn't been.  The fancy vacations and eating out constantly is still going on.  They have also started hanging out with a group that makes serious money and spends it accordingly so I think they are feeling some pressure to keep up.

Anyway, today they posted a picture on Facebook of the house they put a contract on which is twice the size and price of the one they lost just three years ago.  My mind is officially boggled.

im super confused. that amount of student loans, means super high payments, so im surprised they even got approved for the loan. but what ever HTF do you get a mortgage with 200k in defaulted student loans. how do you get anything with student loans in default. i might as well let mine go into default if i  can still get a house and everything else.

something here doesnt add up.

will a bank  approve you with both a bankruptcy and a foreclosure only three years ago?
 don't you also lose out on a lot of first home buyer things that make it easier to secure a loan?

im assuming that to prove they arent useless,  banks are going to demand at least 20% down this time( or maybe that's called hoping).

 also on a more cynical note, I assume that getting a "fresh start",  three years ago, gives  enough  time to make on time payments and keep cc balances low enough that you look good on paper

maybe the bank just assumes they will get some interest payments and house in a few years?

I have no idea.  I just know they said they put an offer on it.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

This is the same couple whom I have posted about that owe 200K+ in student loans that have been in default for years.  They did a spousal consolidation years ago when that was still allowed.  All their stuff is in his name because her credit is completely shot from the defaulted loans.  We used to be good friends, but I had to back away once I realized all of this. It's fascinating and sickening at the same time.

I asked her this when she told me they were going to start house hunting a few months ago which is when I learned that all the student loans were in her name only.  That's when I started backing away from the friendship.  My understanding is that they are planning to finance the house in his name with his credit (which also has the bankruptcy and foreclosure on it so I don't know how that works).  All the student loans are in her name only and she won't appear on the loan and mortgage so the lender is unaware of that they have 200K in student loans in default.  She doesn't work (because she doesn't want to ay the loans back and knows her wages would be garnished) so I guess there is no reason for her to be on the mortgage since she isn't contributing income.

I haven't talked to her much in the last few months, but the house posting caught me eye today.  I seriously don't get it.

At what point does this cross over to fraud?

This actually reminds me of a situation with a former coworker from a few years ago. She and her fiance were shopping for their first house, and the realtor recommended that the house be purchased exclusively by just one of them. That way, he explained, if something happened and they lost the house the other partner's credit would be untarnished so they could buy another home easily and they could still take advantage of any and all first-time home-buyers' perks.

This kind of blew my mind. I guess this type of thinking just doesn't come naturally to me.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1802 on: March 12, 2015, 05:35:05 PM »
A couple we know went through bankruptcy and foreclosure about three years ago. I was hoping it would be a wake-up call for them to get their finances back in order, but it hasn't been.  The fancy vacations and eating out constantly is still going on.  They have also started hanging out with a group that makes serious money and spends it accordingly so I think they are feeling some pressure to keep up.

Anyway, today they posted a picture on Facebook of the house they put a contract on which is twice the size and price of the one they lost just three years ago.  My mind is officially boggled.

im super confused. that amount of student loans, means super high payments, so im surprised they even got approved for the loan. but what ever HTF do you get a mortgage with 200k in defaulted student loans. how do you get anything with student loans in default. i might as well let mine go into default if i  can still get a house and everything else.

something here doesnt add up.

will a bank  approve you with both a bankruptcy and a foreclosure only three years ago?
 don't you also lose out on a lot of first home buyer things that make it easier to secure a loan?

im assuming that to prove they arent useless,  banks are going to demand at least 20% down this time( or maybe that's called hoping).

 also on a more cynical note, I assume that getting a "fresh start",  three years ago, gives  enough  time to make on time payments and keep cc balances low enough that you look good on paper

maybe the bank just assumes they will get some interest payments and house in a few years?

I have no idea.  I just know they said they put an offer on it.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

This is the same couple whom I have posted about that owe 200K+ in student loans that have been in default for years.  They did a spousal consolidation years ago when that was still allowed.  All their stuff is in his name because her credit is completely shot from the defaulted loans.  We used to be good friends, but I had to back away once I realized all of this. It's fascinating and sickening at the same time.

I asked her this when she told me they were going to start house hunting a few months ago which is when I learned that all the student loans were in her name only.  That's when I started backing away from the friendship.  My understanding is that they are planning to finance the house in his name with his credit (which also has the bankruptcy and foreclosure on it so I don't know how that works).  All the student loans are in her name only and she won't appear on the loan and mortgage so the lender is unaware of that they have 200K in student loans in default.  She doesn't work (because she doesn't want to ay the loans back and knows her wages would be garnished) so I guess there is no reason for her to be on the mortgage since she isn't contributing income.

I haven't talked to her much in the last few months, but the house posting caught me eye today.  I seriously don't get it.

At what point does this cross over to fraud?

This actually reminds me of a situation with a former coworker from a few years ago. She and her fiance were shopping for their first house, and the realtor recommended that the house be purchased exclusively by just one of them. That way, he explained, if something happened and they lost the house the other partner's credit would be untarnished so they could buy another home easily and they could still take advantage of any and all first-time home-buyers' perks.

This kind of blew my mind. I guess this type of thinking just doesn't come naturally to me.

Eh, this is what our mortgage broker had us do. When we bought, the hubs wasn't earning an income at the time, and I was/am self-employed. Said it was so if my business went belly-up, his credit would still be clean. House was in just my name for two years. When we refinanced, we did so in both our names because his income helped get us a lower interest rate.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1803 on: March 12, 2015, 05:42:30 PM »
This actually reminds me of a situation with a former coworker from a few years ago. She and her fiance were shopping for their first house, and the realtor recommended that the house be purchased exclusively by just one of them. That way, he explained, if something happened and they lost the house the other partner's credit would be untarnished so they could buy another home easily and they could still take advantage of any and all first-time home-buyers' perks.

This kind of blew my mind. I guess this type of thinking just doesn't come naturally to me.

Well, that means they were looking at houses they could get approved for on only one income, right?  So it's actually not that irresponsible.  Especially when you consider the fact that they're not married yet -- lots of engaged couples never make it to the altar.

True, the realtor's reasoning is pretty bad (who plans to get foreclosed on?!), but the actual decision is fairly sound. 

DH and I did the same thing before we were married -- he got a VA loan, and you have to be married to be co-borrowers.  Plus I'm still in school so the only thing I brought to the table was ~$400/month income and lots of student loans ;)  In our case it just didn't make sense -- it's not about defrauding the system or something.

 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1804 on: March 12, 2015, 05:48:57 PM »
Having the mortgage in just his name isn't weird at all to me.  The problem is having all the defaulted student loans in her name with no plans to pay them.  She is also setting herself up for a miserable future if they ever divorce or if he dies unexpectedly.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1805 on: March 12, 2015, 06:12:55 PM »
Wow, from this conversation is just occurred to me that I could buy a home in the future as a "first time homebuyer", because everything is in DH's name!  He bought the place we live in now before we met, and I've just never bothered to put my name on anything.

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« Reply #1806 on: March 12, 2015, 07:40:44 PM »
Having the mortgage in just his name isn't weird at all to me.  The problem is having all the defaulted student loans in her name with no plans to pay them.  She is also setting herself up for a miserable future if they ever divorce or if he dies unexpectedly.

Oh yeah, the student loan thing is super shady -- I was just replying to Lookilu, who was talking about a more normal 'mortgage in one partner's name' situation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1807 on: March 13, 2015, 02:41:04 AM »
Indirectly financially related.

College friend is 29. Drinks copious soda since we were in college at age 18, used to be about two 2L per day. Has to go to hospital when his body tries shutting down and finds out he's severely fructose intolerant.

Solution? Switches to sugar sweetened soda. Drinks a little less now. Only a few bottles a day.

He does know that table sugar (both beet and cane sugar) is still 50 % Fructose, right? One of my sisters has a very severe Fructose intolerance since she was a small child, and especially early on all she could eat was stuff made with Dextrose without severe (really, really severe) digestive repercussions for years.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1808 on: March 13, 2015, 07:44:06 AM »
Perpetually broke friend on Facebook whinging that she didn't get a rental place she wanted because she didn't have the deposit and first month's rent to hand, and they let it to someone with the money before she could get the credit union loan she'd applied for through.

A few days later she's found another place with lower rent (cool) and asks around for packing boxes. A few people offer some, and others suggest stores she can get some for free from. Then she posts an update that instead she's ordered a 'moving package' (some cardboard boxes and tape) from Amazon for 20 because 'it's such a good deal'. Sigh

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1809 on: March 13, 2015, 08:11:38 AM »
Perpetually broke friend on Facebook whinging that she didn't get a rental place she wanted because she didn't have the deposit and first month's rent to hand, and they let it to someone with the money before she could get the credit union loan she'd applied for through.

A few days later she's found another place with lower rent (cool) and asks around for packing boxes. A few people offer some, and others suggest stores she can get some for free from. Then she posts an update that instead she's ordered a 'moving package' (some cardboard boxes and tape) from Amazon for 20 because 'it's such a good deal'. Sigh
There's an absolute glut of cardboard boxes of all shapes, sizes and strengths floating around, most of which get used once and then broken down to be recycled or thrown out. I'm shocked and appalled that anyone buys cardboard boxes to move with.  oh well....

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« Reply #1810 on: March 13, 2015, 08:56:50 AM »
Wow, from this conversation is just occurred to me that I could buy a home in the future as a "first time homebuyer", because everything is in DH's name!  He bought the place we live in now before we met, and I've just never bothered to put my name on anything.

"First time" home buyer (as far HUD is concerned for their programs) really just means you haven't been the owner of a home in at least 3 years. Not really relevant to your situation, but thought I'd mention it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1811 on: March 13, 2015, 04:28:36 PM »
A couple we know went through bankruptcy and foreclosure about three years ago. I was hoping it would be a wake-up call for them to get their finances back in order, but it hasn't been.  The fancy vacations and eating out constantly is still going on.  They have also started hanging out with a group that makes serious money and spends it accordingly so I think they are feeling some pressure to keep up.

Anyway, today they posted a picture on Facebook of the house they put a contract on which is twice the size and price of the one they lost just three years ago.  My mind is officially boggled.

will a bank  approve you with both a bankruptcy and a foreclosure only three years ago?
 don't you also lose out on a lot of first home buyer things that make it easier to secure a loan?

im assuming that to prove they arent useless,  banks are going to demand at least 20% down this time( or maybe that's called hoping).

 also on a more cynical note, I assume that getting a "fresh start",  three years ago, gives  enough  time to make on time payments and keep cc balances low enough that you look good on paper

maybe the bank just assumes they will get some interest payments and house in a few years?

Putting an offer on a home or even signing a contract to buy it doesn't mean that they will be approved for the financing.  For one thing you can make an offer even if you don't have any money or a pre-approval letter.  Many agents are wary of their time being wasted and do ask for letters for financing, though.

Even if they have a letter, my impression is that a lot of banks have basically sales people who do a really cursory look at finances for the pre-approval letter since people tend to need really quick turn around on these to put in offers. But, pre-approval and actual approval are not the same thing, and hopefully the underwriters will dot their i's and cross their t's on these folks when the time comes. 

I feel sorry for the sellers if they accept this offer and then the whole thing falls through in the end.

A few days later she's found another place with lower rent (cool) and asks around for packing boxes. A few people offer some, and others suggest stores she can get some for free from. Then she posts an update that instead she's ordered a 'moving package' (some cardboard boxes and tape) from Amazon for 20 because 'it's such a good deal'. Sigh

Yet wealthy me saved the money to buy pizza for the movers instead and got more boxes than I would ever need out of the immaculate cardboard recycle bin behind the local wine store.  Those wine boxes are study!  For bigger ones I went to the recycle bin two stores over behind Pier 1 Imports (up to chair sized boxes with bonus potpourri scent!)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1812 on: March 14, 2015, 06:30:13 AM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money. 

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« Reply #1813 on: March 14, 2015, 09:22:20 AM »
Got a Facebook invite from an acquaintance of ours a while back for a GoFundMe that they had set up to pay for his MILs cremation. Really sad story about how they could barely pay the rent and were going to lose their cars... This guy is in his 50s and makes $80k plus and is constantly broke. He already lost one house because the bank foreclosed on him. At times he has barely enough money to buy gas for his two late model cars. Saw him the other night and he was showing off his new iPhone 6 whatever.  Oh and the GoFundMe is still active and they are almost at their goal so they will be able to pay the mortuary and get the MILs ashes some day.... Smh

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« Reply #1814 on: March 14, 2015, 12:41:50 PM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

Saw that one, didn't even bother commenting. There's two main factions on that group -- those that are serious about saving money and being responsible stewards of the planet and their finances, and those that are simply consumerist bargain hunters looking for "permission" to buy.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1815 on: March 14, 2015, 03:54:19 PM »
Got a Facebook invite from an acquaintance of ours a while back for a GoFundMe that they had set up to pay for his MILs cremation. Really sad story about how they could barely pay the rent and were going to lose their cars... This guy is in his 50s and makes $80k plus and is constantly broke. He already lost one house because the bank foreclosed on him. At times he has barely enough money to buy gas for his two late model cars. Saw him the other night and he was showing off his new iPhone 6 whatever.  Oh and the GoFundMe is still active and they are almost at their goal so they will be able to pay the mortuary and get the MILs ashes some day.... Smh

That is fucked up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1816 on: March 14, 2015, 04:20:49 PM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

Saw that one, didn't even bother commenting. There's two main factions on that group -- those that are serious about saving money and being responsible stewards of the planet and their finances, and those that are simply consumerist bargain hunters looking for "permission" to buy.
Good point.  She did get "permission" to buy with all the suggestions offered.

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« Reply #1817 on: March 14, 2015, 04:37:13 PM »
How can I find that facebook group?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1819 on: March 15, 2015, 07:07:37 AM »
Perpetually broke friend on Facebook whinging that she didn't get a rental place she wanted because she didn't have the deposit and first month's rent to hand, and they let it to someone with the money before she could get the credit union loan she'd applied for through.

A few days later she's found another place with lower rent (cool) and asks around for packing boxes. A few people offer some, and others suggest stores she can get some for free from. Then she posts an update that instead she's ordered a 'moving package' (some cardboard boxes and tape) from Amazon for 20 because 'it's such a good deal'. Sigh

Sigh, now she's posting about her new FitBit.

Presumably that's what happened to the difference between the rental deposit on the place she asked for the loan for and the new cheaper place.

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« Reply #1820 on: March 15, 2015, 12:26:30 PM »
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« Reply #1821 on: March 15, 2015, 12:32:06 PM »
Oh lovely, and I also just received a GoFundMe request from a girl who needs money to go abroad for a summer course in London. Isn't the whole point of forcing kids to sell a bunch of crap to raise money for their activities to teach them valuable lessons about working to earn money? Seems like nowadays people just beg for money.

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« Reply #1822 on: March 15, 2015, 12:40:22 PM »
And while I'm ranting about facebook, for some reason all of my friends seem to be posting stupid astrology shit lately. "10 reasons to love an Aries" "7 ways Scorpios are irreplaceable" "Geminis are best in bed"

I may need to consider getting off facebook. It has led to me losing huge amounts of respect for many of my friends, who are more than happy to post their ignorance for the world to see.

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« Reply #1823 on: March 15, 2015, 03:19:27 PM »
A friend of mine posted a picture of a large Burberry shopping bag with the tag: this is why we can't afford a house down payment.

I guess recognizing the problem is good, right?

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« Reply #1824 on: March 15, 2015, 04:44:37 PM »
And while I'm ranting about facebook, for some reason all of my friends seem to be posting stupid astrology shit lately. "10 reasons to love an Aries" "7 ways Scorpios are irreplaceable" "Geminis are best in bed"

I may need to consider getting off facebook. It has led to me losing huge amounts of respect for many of my friends, who are more than happy to post their ignorance for the world to see.

I see shit like, "who were you in your past life?" quizzes.  Aggggh. 

My best friend takes these quizzes.  At first it angered me.  She's smarter than that.  After a while, however, I realized these quizzes are her way of decompressing from the week. She works hard all week in Silicon Valley and her brain is exhausted by Friday afternoon.

So now, I give her a pass.  One time she twisted my arm into taking a 'what's your hippie name' quiz.  It was something like 'Constance Chastity.'  Yeah - I need to loosen up a bit. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1825 on: March 15, 2015, 08:43:54 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'm hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.
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« Reply #1826 on: March 15, 2015, 08:45:44 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'n hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.

Even if it was bought with a gift card, so long as the gift card was to a more commonly used store such as Target, your acquaintance probably could have gotten around 80% of its face value by selling the giftcard to a site like cardpool.

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« Reply #1827 on: March 15, 2015, 09:08:48 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'n hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.
If you can't pay the bills, coffee is a luxury in my opinion....

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« Reply #1828 on: March 15, 2015, 10:29:12 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'n hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.
If you can't pay the bills, coffee is a luxury in my opinion....

I agree with this for the most part. I drank coffee while I was dirt poor and struggling, but it was the cheapest store brand coffee made with my roommate's drip coffee maker.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1829 on: March 16, 2015, 07:10:26 AM »
I may need to consider getting off facebook. It has led to me losing huge amounts of respect for many of my friends, who are more than happy to post their ignorance for the world to see.

As one of the execs from Reddit once said, Reddit gives you reasons to like strangers, while Facebook gives you reasons to hate your friends.

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« Reply #1830 on: March 16, 2015, 08:30:56 AM »
This isn't overheard, but it's my tried and true method to remove the scourge (or at least nice people who you really don't interact with and won't miss) from your Facebook account.

You know how there's those crazy pop ups every day for someone's birthday? I like to unfriend the people I don't really want to be FB friends with anymore on their birthdays! First, it doesn't notify them. Second, if there's any day when they wouldn't notice, it would be the day that they're getting a ton of "happy birthday!" notifications. Third, I most likely wouldn't care if they did find out since I don't talk to these people anyways.

I also get a bonus of that de-cluttering feeling too!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1831 on: March 16, 2015, 12:57:57 PM »
This isn't overheard, but it's my tried and true method to remove the scourge (or at least nice people who you really don't interact with and won't miss) from your Facebook account.

You know how there's those crazy pop ups every day for someone's birthday? I like to unfriend the people I don't really want to be FB friends with anymore on their birthdays! First, it doesn't notify them. Second, if there's any day when they wouldn't notice, it would be the day that they're getting a ton of "happy birthday!" notifications. Third, I most likely wouldn't care if they did find out since I don't talk to these people anyways.

I also get a bonus of that de-cluttering feeling too!

I do this too! Mostly because it's a way to easily do the unfriending a little bit at a time so it's less onerous. Plus it's a good litmus test... do I care about this person enough to wish them a happy birthday (and have something to say to them other than a generic "happy birthday, so-and-so!")? If not, off the friend list you go!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1832 on: March 16, 2015, 02:22:23 PM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

Saw that one, didn't even bother commenting. There's two main factions on that group -- those that are serious about saving money and being responsible stewards of the planet and their finances, and those that are simply consumerist bargain hunters looking for "permission" to buy.
hahaha ya. Some of the ppl on there are big consumers but just want to do it the cheapest way possible. Some ppl on there are cool though...I suspect most of those are my fellow mustachians ;)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1833 on: March 16, 2015, 05:04:54 PM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1834 on: March 17, 2015, 08:34:52 AM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

I saw that as well! Super interesting that you would throw away a car for the windshield, in a group that often posts about "family cloths" so you don't waste toilet paper.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1835 on: March 17, 2015, 09:17:47 AM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

I saw that as well! Super interesting that you would throw away a car for the windshield, in a group that often posts about "family cloths" so you don't waste toilet paper.

I finally had to unfollow that group because I realized I was hate-reading. too much complaining and "OMG cell phones give you cancer from ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION!!!" hippie shit. Too bad because the blog is good :) but this forum is a much better fit for me!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1836 on: March 17, 2015, 10:49:27 AM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1837 on: March 17, 2015, 10:53:57 AM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1838 on: March 17, 2015, 12:32:01 PM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

 sounds like denial, and over compensating, so i just feel bad for her. 

 people who actually jet-set, and can afford to do, normally dont make a huge deal out of being on  a plane. next she is using someone else's money to retrieve an impounded car, which she couldn't really afford to un-impound, much less probably afford.I bet she doesnt have a pot to piss in, so she is skewing this to be a big 'look at me' moment, rather than the huge walk of shame it really is.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1839 on: March 17, 2015, 12:41:12 PM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

 sounds like denial, and over compensating, so i just feel bad for her. 

 people who actually jet-set, and can afford to do, normally dont make a huge deal out of being on  a plane. next she is using someone else's money to retrieve an impounded car, which she couldn't really afford to un-impound, much less probably afford.I bet she doesnt have a pot to piss in, so she is skewing this to be a big 'look at me' moment, rather than the huge walk of shame it really is.

Had to take the ferry to work because I could afford to renew my car registration: http://youtu.be/avaSdC0QOUM

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1840 on: March 17, 2015, 01:12:47 PM »
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To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

Exactly. I am a softie and my wife is an even bigger one. She (the friend in need, not the wife) is a good person but is horrifically, catastrophically, killer bees bad at managing money.

I had mixed feelings about helping out since I know her plans for the clown car include an extra long commute to a low wage job and won't actually change much in her life.

It was definitely mind-blowing to see the FB post.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1841 on: March 18, 2015, 11:33:09 AM »
Oh god, honey...I don't like chicken nuggets from anywhere but Wendy's, but I do love me some honey on them.

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1842 on: March 18, 2015, 11:54:47 AM »
Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.

She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1843 on: March 18, 2015, 12:29:12 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1844 on: March 18, 2015, 12:52:25 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1845 on: March 18, 2015, 01:58:19 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.

"Mandatory fun day?"  Sounds like the military

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1846 on: March 18, 2015, 02:09:28 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.

"Mandatory fun day?"  Sounds like the military

Have fun private! THAT'S AN ORDER!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1847 on: March 18, 2015, 05:46:09 PM »
I never understood why they FRG coordination meetings were in the middle of the work day.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1848 on: March 18, 2015, 07:29:36 PM »
Oh god, honey...I don't like chicken nuggets from anywhere but Wendy's, but I do love me some honey on them.

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.

Wow.   Shaking my head.   Wow.   

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1849 on: March 19, 2015, 06:28:44 AM »
I never understood why they FRG coordination meetings were in the middle of the work day.

I've asked and was told it's because the kids are in school so they can have the meetings uninterrupted and without child care being provided and that it doesn't cut into family time.  I asked, well what about those of us that work, and was told point blank that we can't do what everyone wants so we do what's best for the bulk of the people.  Which, to me, means the bulk of spouses don't work.