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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3050 on: September 08, 2015, 02:06:40 AM »
Well, saw this on FB, but it's imgur, so have an img link:

http://imgur.com/gallery/sOToCKy

As a European, I didn't know things like this existed outside of opencast mines.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3051 on: September 08, 2015, 03:30:45 AM »
That made me lol.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3052 on: September 08, 2015, 11:23:06 AM »
This wasn't on Facebook but relates to MLMs. I saw a news story about a poor little boy who now has brain damage because his family was falsely given the clear to enter their house after a termite treatment. Someone started a Go Fund Me to help with their medical bills. They've raised a staggering 40K in only a few days. I read the comments below and this one was appalling: "Sweetie, I am cash tapped but I have a product that I represent and that product is an anti-inflammatory, non GMO seed based nutrition food that was developed by pediatric Oncologists for their patients. Pls feel free to contact me regarding helping him heal. Best and prayers."

Only the lowest of humanity would use a Go Fund Me page for a brain damaged kid to peddle their MLM wares.

Here's the link if you want to see for yourself: http://www.gofundme.com/peytonsrecovery
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3053 on: September 08, 2015, 11:53:42 AM »
I like to believe that Ministry of Magic offices are located on the "missing" "skipped" 13th floor and that if I wasn't a muggle I would be able to find them...

(Harry Potter y'all.)

I can say with some certainty, non-muggles can in fact see 13th floors. But don't ask me to prove it.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3054 on: September 10, 2015, 11:17:26 AM »
Well, saw this on FB, but it's imgur, so have an img link:

http://imgur.com/gallery/sOToCKy

As a European, I didn't know things like this existed outside of opencast mines.

That's what we here in 'Murica call a "family car." They're good for bringing the kids to school, or making trips to the shopping mall. THIS is a REAL truck: http://imgur.com/X0OxbZA

Note the freedom in the bed.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3055 on: September 10, 2015, 12:23:40 PM »
Someone that used to work for me recently purchased a custom Mercedes. Posted the first picture with about 20 hash tags including but not limited to #fullyloaded #65k #workedhardforyou #blessed #workhardpartylater #moneyteam #independentwoman #ididitonmyown #dadwillbeproudofme #bossbitch

And the kicker and final one #ihopeicanpaythisoffinfiveyears
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3056 on: September 10, 2015, 12:32:16 PM »
Someone that used to work for me recently purchased a custom Mercedes. Posted the first picture with about 20 hash tags including but not limited to #fullyloaded #65k #workedhardforyou #blessed #workhardpartylater #moneyteam #independentwoman #ididitonmyown #dadwillbeproudofme #bossbitch

And the kicker and final one #ihopeicanpaythisoffinfiveyears

Wow... #workedhardforyou and the similar hash tags really aren't accurate since it was financed. It should be #workinghardforyou or maybe #voluntaryslavery...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3057 on: September 10, 2015, 11:28:04 PM »
THIS is a REAL truck: http://imgur.com/X0OxbZA  Note the freedom in the bed.

How would you even get into this truck?  Use a set of airplane stairs?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3058 on: September 11, 2015, 12:35:05 AM »
THIS is a REAL truck: http://imgur.com/X0OxbZA  Note the freedom in the bed.

How would you even get into this truck?  Use a set of airplane stairs?

Needs more freedom


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3059 on: September 11, 2015, 05:05:32 AM »
Just saw a series of two posts from a FB friend.  First post shows daughter has received her learner's permit.  Second post shows daughter standing beside what looks to be a brand new BMW convertible. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3060 on: September 11, 2015, 06:00:18 AM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3061 on: September 11, 2015, 06:50:12 AM »
Just saw a series of two posts from a FB friend.  First post shows daughter has received her learner's permit.  Second post shows daughter standing beside what looks to be a brand new BMW convertible.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3062 on: September 11, 2015, 11:51:14 PM »
This isn't anyone I know, I saw it on a community for sale page http://www.gofundme.com/f731vc
Basically it's a 20 and 21 yr old trying to raise money for their wedding

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3063 on: September 12, 2015, 04:13:11 PM »
This isn't anyone I know, I saw it on a community for sale page http://www.gofundme.com/f731vc
Basically it's a 20 and 21 yr old trying to raise money for their wedding

11 months and $0 raised...looks like God doesn't random people don't want to pay for their wedding after all. :P

I wonder if I started a gofundme/kickstarter page and promised a personalized postcard mailed to each person from every state/country I travel through, if anybody would pay for it. :D

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3064 on: September 12, 2015, 04:33:04 PM »
This isn't anyone I know, I saw it on a community for sale page http://www.gofundme.com/f731vc
Basically it's a 20 and 21 yr old trying to raise money for their wedding

It doesn't look they advertised it, just created it and let it sit there. That said, if you are 21 years old and wanting to get married, I hope you have your life figured out.

But still, why the heck would you want to get married if you don't even have the resources to pay for your wedding?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3065 on: September 12, 2015, 06:28:38 PM »
This isn't anyone I know, I saw it on a community for sale page http://www.gofundme.com/f731vc
Basically it's a 20 and 21 yr old trying to raise money for their wedding

Yeah, there are tons of these types of Go Fund Me pages with very little or zero contributions. It's simultaneously fascinating and sad to read through the types of inane requests people are making. I'm going to sound like a jerk saying this, but I'm also tired of the all the funeral requests. That's better than asking someone to pay for your wedding, but it just underscores to me have close to the edge most families live. Pretty much every news article about someone dying now has a link to a Go Fund Me page set up by a friend or relative.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3066 on: September 12, 2015, 11:06:41 PM »
I'm guessing my acquaintance posted this more for humor than for real, but then another person commented:  "Ramen and sandwiches for the next two weeks."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3067 on: September 15, 2015, 10:31:54 PM »
I just found out via FB that a "friend" is expecting. I also found out that she has a baby registry with nearly 100 (mostly high-end, expensive) items. All this despite the fact that she had a baby just two years ago (same gender) and they live in a tiny condo (where are they putting this stuff?).

In all honesty it makes me feel better about the small baby registry I created (first child).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3068 on: September 15, 2015, 10:36:33 PM »
Someone that used to work for me recently purchased a custom Mercedes. Posted the first picture with about 20 hash tags including but not limited to #fullyloaded #65k #workedhardforyou #blessed #workhardpartylater #moneyteam #independentwoman #ididitonmyown #dadwillbeproudofme #bossbitch

And the kicker and final one #ihopeicanpaythisoffinfiveyears

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3069 on: September 16, 2015, 07:01:09 AM »
Someone that used to work for me recently purchased a custom Mercedes. Posted the first picture with about 20 hash tags including but not limited to #fullyloaded #65k #workedhardforyou #blessed #workhardpartylater #moneyteam #independentwoman #ididitonmyown #dadwillbeproudofme #bossbitch

And the kicker and final one #ihopeicanpaythisoffinfiveyears

Hahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha

Long hash tags like that on Facebook are so obnoxious. Any FB hashtag is annoying, really, since they don't link up with anything. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3070 on: September 16, 2015, 07:27:34 AM »
Someone that used to work for me recently purchased a custom Mercedes. Posted the first picture with about 20 hash tags including but not limited to #fullyloaded #65k #workedhardforyou #blessed #workhardpartylater #moneyteam #independentwoman #ididitonmyown #dadwillbeproudofme #bossbitch

And the kicker and final one #ihopeicanpaythisoffinfiveyears

Hahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha

Long hash tags like that on Facebook are so obnoxious. Any FB hashtag is annoying, really, since they don't link up with anything.

Yeah, it's really annoying trying to crack the code on peoples stupidly long hashtags. Honestly, I just figure its a sign they don't really care enough for me to know what they mean so I don't bother usually reading them.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3071 on: September 16, 2015, 09:24:11 AM »
Long hash tags like that on Facebook are so obnoxious. Any FB hashtag is annoying, really, since they don't link up with anything.

I remember reading about them changing that a while back, and lo and behold...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3072 on: September 16, 2015, 09:47:52 AM »
Long hash tags like that on Facebook are so obnoxious. Any FB hashtag is annoying, really, since they don't link up with anything.

I remember reading about them changing that a while back, and lo and behold...

Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3073 on: September 16, 2015, 09:55:09 AM »
Long hash tags like that on Facebook are so obnoxious. Any FB hashtag is annoying, really, since they don't link up with anything.

I remember reading about them changing that a while back, and lo and behold...

Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

#hastag being the best one to use.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3074 on: September 16, 2015, 09:59:21 AM »
Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3075 on: September 16, 2015, 10:14:56 AM »
Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3076 on: September 16, 2015, 10:52:52 AM »
Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

Not too special of a snowflake, as there are a ton of them...
https://twitter.com/hashtag/imaspecialsnowflake?lang=en

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3077 on: September 16, 2015, 11:25:43 AM »
Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

Not too special of a snowflake, as there are a ton of them...
https://twitter.com/hashtag/imaspecialsnowflake?lang=en

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3078 on: September 16, 2015, 11:43:53 AM »
Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

Not too special of a snowflake, as there are a ton of them...
https://twitter.com/hashtag/imaspecialsnowflake?lang=en

#burned #foam
#iliterallycannoteven

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3079 on: September 16, 2015, 11:45:02 AM »

Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

Not too special of a snowflake, as there are a ton of them...
https://twitter.com/hashtag/imaspecialsnowflake?lang=en

#burned #foam
#iliterallycannoteven
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3080 on: September 16, 2015, 12:03:43 PM »

Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

Not too special of a snowflake, as there are a ton of them...
https://twitter.com/hashtag/imaspecialsnowflake?lang=en

#burned #foam
#iliterallycannoteven
#pumpkinspicefoam
#hashtag

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3081 on: September 16, 2015, 01:35:54 PM »

Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

Not too special of a snowflake, as there are a ton of them...
https://twitter.com/hashtag/imaspecialsnowflake?lang=en

#burned #foam
#iliterallycannoteven
#pumpkinspicefoam
#hashtag
#istheboxblackororange

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3082 on: September 17, 2015, 04:08:39 PM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3083 on: September 17, 2015, 06:32:33 PM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

OMG!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3084 on: September 17, 2015, 07:11:20 PM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

IDK - some fair points to consider.  I get the feeling some people obsessed with optimizing savings may fail to look for opportunities to increase income.  Maybe networking in the evenings will bring opportunity - I'm a little skeptical of taxiing to a club, however.

And you should question some of the advice your parents give you.  But it shouldn't all be thrown out - but she's in her twenties and making bold (to her) statements!  That's what twenty year olds do!

Of course, she's making the mistake of assuming savings = life-denied, whereas we all understand that savings = freedom. 

In any case, when she's 40, she'll be able to pull up this article and wish she could go back in time and punch herself in the face.  So, that's cool.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3085 on: September 17, 2015, 08:55:46 PM »
Someone that used to work for me recently purchased a custom Mercedes. Posted the first picture with about 20 hash tags including but not limited to #fullyloaded #65k #workedhardforyou #blessed #workhardpartylater #moneyteam #independentwoman #ididitonmyown #dadwillbeproudofme #bossbitch

And the kicker and final one #ihopeicanpaythisoffinfiveyears

Never understood the use of the term/# blessed in relation to material things.  Unless that expensive house or car or designer bag or whatever the fuck it is you are bragging about FELL OUT OF THE SKY, how does being "blessed" have anything to do with it?  I mean, I get what they are implying (if I wasn't such an awesome child of the lord this would not have happened) but REALLY???

Ugh.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3086 on: September 17, 2015, 10:33:47 PM »
Took a browse through the Facebook Buy/Sell Page, the hands down stupid purchase winner is a lady selling a 21.5' 2013 Fancy-Something Ski Boat hoping someone will take over payments. 
Here are the stats: 
Amount Owing on Loan: $51,XXX
Monthly Payments left: 203  (17 F#$KING YEARS!!??)
Monthly Payment Amount:  $417

So buying this $50K boat means spending $85k over the next 17 years and ending up with a worn out 19 year old hole in the water, or simply pocket the $417 a month at 7% and get $160,000 richer in 17 years.  And thats before any maintenance costs or the need to have a tow vehicle.  Why do people only look at the monthly payment and think "Yep, I can totally afford that!"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3087 on: September 18, 2015, 04:53:12 AM »
Took a browse through the Facebook Buy/Sell Page, the hands down stupid purchase winner is a lady selling a 21.5' 2013 Fancy-Something Ski Boat hoping someone will take over payments. 
Here are the stats: 
Amount Owing on Loan: $51,XXX
Monthly Payments left: 203  (17 F#$KING YEARS!!??)
Monthly Payment Amount:  $417

So buying this $50K boat means spending $85k over the next 17 years and ending up with a worn out 19 year old hole in the water, or simply pocket the $417 a month at 7% and get $160,000 richer in 17 years.  And thats before any maintenance costs or the need to have a tow vehicle.  Why do people only look at the monthly payment and think "Yep, I can totally afford that!"

Completely the wrong way to own a boat. I grew up in western Michigan, and when I was about 6 or 7 my Dad bought a boat. It holds seven people, you can tube and waterski behind it, he tows it with his car (not truck), now fishes off it in Lake Michigan w/down riggers (hacked a removable platform), and keeps it stored in the driveway - brushing the snow off the cover in the winter. To pay for it we skipped vacations for a couple of years. 20+ years later he still says it was one of the best purchases he ever made. We went out on it almost every weekend we were with him. And he went waterskiing with his friends when my sister and I were at our Mom's place. The grandkids are finally getting big enough to go out on it. And since he's getting bored of fishing, he'll probably give it to my sister soon. She still lives in MI.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3088 on: September 18, 2015, 08:11:07 AM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

OMG!

wow. such garbage. what a dummy.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3089 on: September 18, 2015, 08:39:30 AM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

cai, I have a mission for you -- please post, in direct response to your friend's post, the link to the following rebuttal article:

Nice response to the article:

http://gawker.com/a-young-person-wrote-a-dumbass-article-with-bad-money-a-1731471536?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=thursdayPM

If you choose to accept this mission, please report back on what your friend says!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3090 on: September 18, 2015, 08:46:44 AM »
Someone that used to work for me recently purchased a custom Mercedes. Posted the first picture with about 20 hash tags including but not limited to #fullyloaded #65k #workedhardforyou #blessed #workhardpartylater #moneyteam #independentwoman #ididitonmyown #dadwillbeproudofme #bossbitch

And the kicker and final one #ihopeicanpaythisoffinfiveyears

Never understood the use of the term/# blessed in relation to material things.  Unless that expensive house or car or designer bag or whatever the fuck it is you are bragging about FELL OUT OF THE SKY, how does being "blessed" have anything to do with it?  I mean, I get what they are implying (if I wasn't such an awesome child of the lord this would not have happened) but REALLY???

Ugh.

I choose to take it as a synonym for lucky, as otherwise I would rage-unfriend everyone and have nothing to contribute to this thread. As in, "Aren't we all blessed/lucky to live in a developed country with guaranteed access to clean water, sufficient food and education? Isn't anything over and above that an amazing blessing?"

Semi-on-topic: A friend (who bikes/buses to work) shared that there's a new gourmet donut shop in his office building. In response to someone complaining about how expensive it is, he replied that for the cost of commuting and parking in that building, you could buy 16 fancy donuts. EVERY DAY. And got glares from those who didn't like having their car clown habits compared to a 16-a-day donut habit.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3091 on: September 18, 2015, 09:08:14 AM »

Yeah, you can click on them, but they don't usually connect to an actual conversation. That was the point of hashtags on Twitter. In that sense, I don't really like the long manufactured hashtags on Twitter either, since they don't really serve a purpose there either. At least the amount they can do is limited by the character count on Twitter. I guess in some respects that's how people create real hashtags like #tbt, but most of the long hashtags I see are just dumb anyway. Put it in a sentence, why don't you? I'm just old, I guess. I see they are trying to be humorous but it's getting tiresome.

Some people are really good at creating humorous hashtags. Most people aren't.

I don't use Twitter, so I usually don't see an overuse of hashtags; however, I still see curious use of it on Facebook. Outside of some humorous purposes, what's the point of creating a one-time single-use hashtag? It defeats the purpose of hashtags.

#trendy #imaspecialsnowflake

Not too special of a snowflake, as there are a ton of them...
https://twitter.com/hashtag/imaspecialsnowflake?lang=en

#burned #foam
#iliterallycannoteven
#pumpkinspicefoam
#hashtag
#istheboxblackororange
#fullcircle

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3092 on: September 18, 2015, 09:09:21 AM »
Yeah, there are tons of these types of Go Fund Me pages with very little or zero contributions. It's simultaneously fascinating and sad to read through the types of inane requests people are making.

I quit our local Freecycle list because of these requests became too frequent. Not everyone was doing it - but the idea that people would join up just to ask for what I deem luxury items was insane.

Requests for name brand items or goofy specifics like brand and size of tires to fit custom wheels. What happened to driving a basic grocery getter car when a person is too poor for sporty or custom vehicles?

Maybe the Internet has delivered too much charity to folks and they have come to expect it rather than making MMM choices so they can have nicer things later.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3093 on: September 18, 2015, 09:12:45 AM »
Yeah, there are tons of these types of Go Fund Me pages with very little or zero contributions. It's simultaneously fascinating and sad to read through the types of inane requests people are making.

I quit our local Freecycle list because of these requests became too frequent. Not everyone was doing it - but the idea that people would join up just to ask for what I deem luxury items was insane.

Requests for name brand items or goofy specifics like brand and size of tires to fit custom wheels. What happened to driving a basic grocery getter car when a person is too poor for sporty or custom vehicles?

Maybe the Internet has delivered too much charity to folks and they have come to expect it rather than making MMM choices so they can have nicer things later.

I suspect they heard about people like that homophobic pizza place in Indiana or that guy that wanted to make a potato salad making bank and decided to jump in.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3094 on: September 18, 2015, 10:01:16 AM »
Someone posted a request for advice on a new phone because they were eligible for an upgrade. Not because their phone was broken, or because they didn't like their current platform. Because they were 'eligible.' All of the comments were about the new fancy apple and android products. My comment of "keep your money, and keep your phone" was completely ignored.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3095 on: September 18, 2015, 10:21:05 AM »
Yeah, there are tons of these types of Go Fund Me pages with very little or zero contributions. It's simultaneously fascinating and sad to read through the types of inane requests people are making.

I quit our local Freecycle list because of these requests became too frequent. Not everyone was doing it - but the idea that people would join up just to ask for what I deem luxury items was insane.

Requests for name brand items or goofy specifics like brand and size of tires to fit custom wheels. What happened to driving a basic grocery getter car when a person is too poor for sporty or custom vehicles?

Maybe the Internet has delivered too much charity to folks and they have come to expect it rather than making MMM choices so they can have nicer things later.

Searching for roommates on Craigslist is kinda like that. So many "Please help!" postings...it's absurd. No, I'm not going to give you a bedroom in exchange for housework.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3096 on: September 18, 2015, 10:22:50 AM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

IDK - some fair points to consider.  I get the feeling some people obsessed with optimizing savings may fail to look for opportunities to increase income.  Maybe networking in the evenings will bring opportunity - I'm a little skeptical of taxiing to a club, however.

And you should question some of the advice your parents give you.  But it shouldn't all be thrown out - but she's in her twenties and making bold (to her) statements!  That's what twenty year olds do!

Of course, she's making the mistake of assuming savings = life-denied, whereas we all understand that savings = freedom. 

In any case, when she's 40, she'll be able to pull up this article and wish she could go back in time and punch herself in the face.  So, that's cool.

Agreed that there is some sanity hidden in this, but why does it have to be completely one way or the other? 

Why can't I try to make more money AND save some of what I'm making now.  That seems like a way to be making 200k a year and have no idea where it is all going.

I'm 25, and I have taken a cab when I needed to(twice this year?), I have bought clothes I didn't need(half dozen items?), Gone to nights out at the bar(one drink limit). 

Do what you want, don't pretend you are owed EVERYTHING you want though.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3097 on: September 18, 2015, 10:58:32 AM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

There's nothing more painful than watching someone so wrong act so arrogant and self-assured.
She is either going to have a very painful wake-up call, or she WON'T have a wake-up call, but wonder why she can never get ahead.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3098 on: September 18, 2015, 11:22:03 AM »
Someone posted a request for advice on a new phone because they were eligible for an upgrade. Not because their phone was broken, or because they didn't like their current platform. Because they were 'eligible.' All of the comments were about the new fancy apple and android products. My comment of "keep your money, and keep your phone" was completely ignored.

Perhaps (like me and others here) their phone is paid for by their employer so they wouldn't personally be saving any money.  I'm eligible for an upgrade and have looked a bit at phones, but haven't seen one that I think I'd like significantly more than the one I still have...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3099 on: September 18, 2015, 11:22:06 AM »
Friend just posted this article on Facebook with the caption, "I'm doing it right!" http://elitedaily.com/life/savings-20s-something-wrong/1214445/

I kept waiting for the punchline, but it never came.

There's nothing more painful than watching someone so wrong act so arrogant and self-assured.
She is either going to have a very painful wake-up call, or she WON'T have a wake-up call, but wonder why she can never get ahead.

Writers for sites like that either have trust funds or family money to fall back on. It's likely the author will never have a serious job in her life, and doesn't need the money generated by her clickbait bullshit articles. You should see some of the other drivel she has written.
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