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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #500 on: May 22, 2014, 04:15:48 PM »
I have such shoe anxiety, I have to keep reminding myself that all my shoes have a purpose, otherwise I freak out about how many I have. I mean I guess I have 2 pairs of dress shoes (a brown and a black), but the rest of them all have their own reason for owning. Hiking boots, steel-toed boots, soccer cleats, casual shoes, flip flops, camping sandals, running shoes, old running shoes (these I use for my other athletic activities). Still 10 pairs of shoes...dang. And slippers if you count those.

So that picture made me feel better!

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« Reply #501 on: May 22, 2014, 05:01:46 PM »
(Current annual spending x 25) - (4% withdrawal rate x 30 years) = 42

We have a winner :)

We can now end this thread.  So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #502 on: May 23, 2014, 04:56:02 AM »
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I mean I guess I have 2 pairs of dress shoes (a brown and a black), but the rest of them all have their own reason for owning. Hiking boots, steel-toed boots, soccer cleats, casual shoes, flip flops, camping sandals, running shoes, old running shoes (these I use for my other athletic activities).

I read about people that clam to have like 100 total possessions and am like, but gym stuff would take up easily half that count and I do like having more than one fork... Dont get me wrong I totally get the "The things you own end up owning you" (just ebayed some old stuff too) but really I dont want to have to go next door to barrow a pair of scissors.  Choices and balances.  Guess some people could use the same argument to justify owing a back up power washer.
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« Reply #503 on: May 24, 2014, 05:14:55 AM »
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Only one pair?  Then how do you account for different pitch conditions?  And what if it's on wet astroturf?  Or DRY astroturf?  ;-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #504 on: May 28, 2014, 01:30:23 PM »
From my friend's husband (paraphrased):

"My new job won't let me take the family vacation we were planning in July.  Therefore, I'll be looking for a new job this summer.  Can anyone help?!"

Um, this guy just started the current job after an EIGHT MONTH vacation from the last job he quit (his boss was mean!).  The two of them were living on one (low) salary and most likely falling deeper into debt during said vacation (they've talked about going all Dave Ramsey-style and cutting up credit cards).

The dude hasn't held a steady job since he quit his PhD right before writing a dissertation.  What a trainwreck.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #505 on: May 29, 2014, 08:43:16 AM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

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« Reply #506 on: May 29, 2014, 10:12:59 AM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

He probably looked at them funny... :P

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #507 on: May 29, 2014, 11:22:46 AM »
Nothing says "I'm a good person" quite like saying "I'm a good person".
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #508 on: May 29, 2014, 02:50:52 PM »
A 30-year old couple, married 3+ years, both employed, bought their first house recently and posted a link on facebook to their fundraising page where we can all chip in $20 - $100 towards their "housewarming" wish list, which includes a $2000+ dining room table and $1000+ couch.  So many thoughts...

Did we decide that wedding registries were so profitable we should invent a reason to do another three years later?
My husband and I furnished our whole apartment via blowout sales and craigslist for less than the price of that dining room set you're fundraising to buy.
If your close friends and family have asked how they could help, by all means, make a wishlist.  But DON'T share it on facebook and hit us all up to alleviate your now housepoor situation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #509 on: May 29, 2014, 03:05:23 PM »
I don't suppose there is a "dislike" button you can push on facebook, is there?

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« Reply #510 on: May 29, 2014, 08:07:17 PM »
Yeah wow, that's nuts.  We (four adults) furnished our entire house for under $1200, and that included two awesome bigass couches, a fancy glass kitchen table, and two mattresses (among other things)!  You get what you pay for, unless you buy used.

Oh, and we paid for the stuff ourselves.  Shocker.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #511 on: May 30, 2014, 10:21:40 AM »
... but really I dont want to have to go next door to barrow a pair of scissors.  Choices and balances.  Guess some people could use the same argument to justify owing a back up power washer.

I used to take stuff from home to work where I would use the scissors there. True story.  God, I was cheap! hahaha.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #512 on: May 30, 2014, 01:22:00 PM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

UPDATE:

"On a positive note, I get my new truck on Monday :)"


you can't make this shit up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #513 on: May 30, 2014, 01:26:25 PM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

UPDATE:

"On a positive note, I get my new truck on Monday :)"


you can't make this shit up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #514 on: May 30, 2014, 01:33:47 PM »
A friend on FB has said numerous times how very poor they are, well it came up that her DH needs a new job and I asked what he needed to make and she said "well he makes $40k/year now so he needs to make at least that"

I was seriously expecting her to say that he made $20 or $25k/yr  she has said so often how poor they are? I guess I just don't get it. I for sure thought they would be under the poverty line.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #515 on: May 30, 2014, 11:43:00 PM »
The wedding stuff in general on facebook floors me. I had two friends recently get married, huge wedding: engagement photos, wedding photos, big diamond ring, 2k dress, customized invitations, the whole nine yards. It actually made me kind of sad because they're both in the military and in their early 20s- they are now in debt from all the wedding stuff. I don't know, I must be some rare breed of girl who just does not get that crap at all. My fella asked if I wanted all that (I think he felt pressure because our facebook feed has been blowing up with wedding crap). I told him all I want is to wear a pretty dress, go to city hall, and then have a nice seafood dinner somewhere. Facebook is just wedding madness central.


Elaine! I feel your pain. I feel like every single person on my facebook are getting married and sharing a zillion photos. I had pointed out that I thought it was odd there's so many marriages going on right now. But then again, I think a lot of them  have marriage fever (equivalent of baby fever) b/c a large number of people on my facebook are friends with each other.

A client of mine has a daughter who is similar to me with not wanting a flashy wedding who actually just got married. I asked what she did for her wedding and the client was talking about how she just had a nice picnic. haha. The client actually disappointed in the type of wedding her daughter wanted, but I was like "wow, sounds like a really nice time".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #516 on: May 31, 2014, 05:58:03 AM »
A client of mine has a daughter who is similar to me with not wanting a flashy wedding who actually just got married. I asked what she did for her wedding and the client was talking about how she just had a nice picnic. haha. The client actually disappointed in the type of wedding her daughter wanted, but I was like "wow, sounds like a really nice time".

That does sound really nice! I think that's what I'm going to suggest to my fiance when we actually start talking details.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #517 on: June 03, 2014, 03:27:14 PM »
Friend of a friend is complaining that her financial aid is ending and asking "how does that happen?" and then complaining that even after scholarships and other help she is going to be spending 1300/month on tuition and 2300/month in the fall. I think she is getting a teaching degree, which is many years down the line. I think it may be upbringing, I remember one of her friends complaining that after she gets married in a few months she will need to live in her parent's basement with her husband because neither of them have a job.

Biting my tongue, of course, but still can't help but wonder if they feel like they have been trapped or forced into this. I suspect that they have a victim mentality and this may be encouraged by their friends.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #518 on: June 03, 2014, 03:37:11 PM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

He probably looked at them funny... :P

Nah, it's all the fault of those evil banks hoarding their money and not lending it to him.

Of course if they did lend him the money, it would be their fault if (when) he defaulted on the loan.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #519 on: June 10, 2014, 11:28:31 AM »
Just popped up on my feed:

Foolish Female Friend's Name feeling confused
10 mins · Super Expensive City, NY ·

I think I'm being convinced to lease another friggen minivan! At Toyota and wish I had Hubby's name with me!!!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #520 on: June 11, 2014, 07:26:15 AM »
"I need to figure out how to register and insure this free fifteen year old car someone offered me, because a $75/month bus pass to get to my low-paying retail job is too expensive."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #521 on: June 11, 2014, 07:49:19 AM »
Sometimes this thread makes me want to sign up for Facebook and befriend people so I have something to contribute... lol

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #522 on: June 11, 2014, 07:56:29 AM »
Sometimes this thread makes me want to sign up for Facebook and befriend people so I have something to contribute... lol

I technically have a FB account, but haven't actually seen it in over a year.  And before that, I think I went two years without checking it right after creating the account.  What possessed me to even get one is beyond me now.  I just don't care enough to take the time and energy to delete the account.

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« Reply #523 on: June 11, 2014, 08:29:15 AM »
Sometimes this thread makes me want to sign up for Facebook and befriend people so I have something to contribute... lol

I technically have a FB account, but haven't actually seen it in over a year.  And before that, I think I went two years without checking it right after creating the account.  What possessed me to even get one is beyond me now.  I just don't care enough to take the time and energy to delete the account.

It doesn't matter: everyone has a Facebook profile whether they created an account or not. Even if you don't put in any information, people who know you will put in information about you. IMO, it's worth having an account only so that you can mark information about you "private."

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« Reply #524 on: June 11, 2014, 08:39:13 AM »
It doesn't matter: everyone has a Facebook profile whether they created an account or not. Even if you don't put in any information, people who know you will put in information about you. IMO, it's worth having an account only so that you can mark information about you "private."

That's just not true.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #525 on: June 11, 2014, 09:26:34 AM »
Sometimes this thread makes me want to sign up for Facebook and befriend people so I have something to contribute... lol

I technically have a FB account, but haven't actually seen it in over a year.  And before that, I think I went two years without checking it right after creating the account.  What possessed me to even get one is beyond me now.  I just don't care enough to take the time and energy to delete the account.

It doesn't matter: everyone has a Facebook profile whether they created an account or not. Even if you don't put in any information, people who know you will put in information about you. IMO, it's worth having an account only so that you can mark information about you "private."

I can't control things beyond my control, so I'm sure there is a photo or two or more of me on FB. I am just not tagged to profile or whatever. I don't care about things like that. I just don't enjoy FB honestly. After I got married, there was really no benefit to it IMO.

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« Reply #526 on: June 11, 2014, 09:53:24 AM »
It doesn't matter: everyone has a Facebook profile whether they created an account or not. Even if you don't put in any information, people who know you will put in information about you. IMO, it's worth having an account only so that you can mark information about you "private."

That's just not true.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/what-exactly-is-a-facebook-shadow-profile/

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #527 on: June 11, 2014, 10:03:52 AM »
It doesn't matter: everyone has a Facebook profile whether they created an account or not. Even if you don't put in any information, people who know you will put in information about you. IMO, it's worth having an account only so that you can mark information about you "private."

That's just not true.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/what-exactly-is-a-facebook-shadow-profile/

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You have to be a Facebook user to have it.  If you are not a Facebook user, it doesn't exist.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #528 on: June 11, 2014, 10:09:22 AM »
You have to be a Facebook user to have it.  If you are not a Facebook user, it doesn't exist.

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In 2011, an Irish advocacy group filed a complaint against Facebook for collecting information like email addresses, phone numbers, work details, and other data to create shadow profiles for people who don’t use the service. Since it actually takes moral fortitude to resist the social pull of Facebook, this is a slap in the face for people who make a point to stay off the network: The group claimed that Facebook still has profiles for non-Facebookers anyway.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #529 on: June 11, 2014, 10:12:21 AM »
You have to be a Facebook user to have it.  If you are not a Facebook user, it doesn't exist.

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In 2011, an Irish advocacy group filed a complaint against Facebook for collecting information like email addresses, phone numbers, work details, and other data to create shadow profiles for people who don’t use the service. Since it actually takes moral fortitude to resist the social pull of Facebook, this is a slap in the face for people who make a point to stay off the network: The group claimed that Facebook still has profiles for non-Facebookers anyway.

Please don't attribute that quote to me, it was from the article.  I believe that was a bug that was found and has since been addressed.

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« Reply #530 on: June 11, 2014, 10:15:59 AM »
Please don't attribute that quote to me, it was from the article.  I believe that was a bug that was found and has since been addressed.

Sorry, I misunderstood since it wasn't inside a quote tag in your post.

Regarding "bugs" that have been "fixed," I believe that about Facebook just as much as I believe that the NSA's data collections have been constitutional (i.e., not in the slightest).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #531 on: June 11, 2014, 10:27:31 AM »
Please don't attribute that quote to me, it was from the article.  I believe that was a bug that was found and has since been addressed.

Sorry, I misunderstood since it wasn't inside a quote tag in your post.

Regarding "bugs" that have been "fixed," I believe that about Facebook just as much as I believe that the NSA's data collections have been constitutional (i.e., not in the slightest).

Whoops, actually that was my bad.  That was my statement , I thought you quoted the other line which my comment was based on. Damn it, I need sleep.  Sorry.

Data like those shadow profiles is called "accidental non-public information".  There are things companies can and cannot control based on what users put in free text.  For instance, if you upload a file to dropbox and name it with your real SSN, drop box has to way to control that.  That file name probably gets logged somewhere and your SSN will now be exposed.  There simply is no way to control that.

FB probably does create "fake" shadow profiles to create an "ease of us" if someone does register.  But until that person does register, any information in that shadow file cannot be validated or confirmed or considered real. 


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #532 on: June 13, 2014, 12:16:54 AM »
Car loan lols on my Facebook today.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #533 on: June 13, 2014, 02:31:07 PM »
So, I don't often try to proselytize Mustachianism. It never seems to work out well. But when a conversation about quitting smoking popped up, I couldn't help but make a little comment about how an expensive habit like smoking affects your long-term finances.

Here is the first exchange:

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I think they're over 6 bucks a pack here now.  I was behind a guy at the gas station the other day who got a couple packs and couple Monster Drinks and his bill was almost twenty bucks!

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Wow, $6 a pack? That adds up to an insane amount over time.

Food for thought: If you were a 2 pack a day smoker and quit smoking 10 years ago, and put the money you were spending on cigarettes into a savings account, you would have an extra $50,000 after adjusting for inflation. Or if you invested that money in the S&P 500, you would have an extra $66,000 after accounting for inflation. That's a lot of money to give away in 10 years time. Good job to all of you who have kicked the habit!

I just did some back-of-the-napkin math to come up with the $50,000 and $66,000 figures. I may be off by a little, but I was just trying to drive the point home. The next response?

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Reminds me of this-  :-D

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Woman: Do you drink beer?
Man: Yes
Woman: How many beers a day?
Man: Usually about 3
Woman: How much do you pay per beer?
Man: $5.00 which includes a tip
(This is where it gets scary !)
Woman: And how long have you been drinking?
Man: About 20 years, I suppose
Woman:So a beer costs $5 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5,400. correct?
Man: Correct
Woman:If in 1 year you spend $5400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000, correct?
Man: Correct
Woman:Do you know that if you didn't drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?
Man: Do you drink beer?
Woman: No
Man: Where's your Ferrari?

Now of course, ignoring the idea that $108,000 is not going to buy you a Ferrari, the idea of saving up for 20 years for an expensive money-pit race car is about as dumb as spending $15 a day on beer (besides, I would rather have the 3 beers a day than a Ferrari). So to hint at my position, I added:

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I love that joke :D

But I'm not saving for a Ferrari ;)

The next response made me slap my forehead:

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Those scenarios never get by the sniff test. Because, if it's not spent on beer it's spent on something else instead. Like just recently, need a new $9000 furnace and heat pump. I suppose we could freeze to death next winter, but would be an unpleasant experience.

Um...So, let me get this straight: If you had drank 3 beers a day or smoked 2 packs a day, your furnace and heat pump wouldn't have gone out? Because that is the only way I can see how that would be relevant. Oh well. Has anyone else had any humorous attempts at spreading the word?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #534 on: June 13, 2014, 03:19:34 PM »

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Those scenarios never get by the sniff test. Because, if it's not spent on beer it's spent on something else instead. Like just recently, need a new $9000 furnace and heat pump. I suppose we could freeze to death next winter, but would be an unpleasant experience.

Um...So, let me get this straight: If you had drank 3 beers a day or smoked 2 packs a day, your furnace and heat pump wouldn't have gone out? Because that is the only way I can see how that would be relevant. Oh well. Has anyone else had any humorous attempts at spreading the word?

No, he's saying if he had drank 3 beers a day he wouldn't have had the money for a new furnace, and would have frozen to death

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #535 on: June 13, 2014, 04:57:32 PM »
Even if that is what he is saying, it is not true and therefore still irrelevant. If he had said, "If it doesn't get spent on beer it will get spent on fast food or disposable trinkets" then I would have at least given him credit for being honest.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #536 on: June 17, 2014, 08:58:56 PM »
I'm just going to leave this here:


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #537 on: June 18, 2014, 12:36:10 PM »
Hah!  I saw the same thing a couple days ago, but I think they were delivering Pizza Hut, and it was a nice, new Audi.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #538 on: June 18, 2014, 12:39:38 PM »
On a sports-related message board, someone was trying to track down a fellow enthusiast she used to know, but whose name she had forgotten.  Included in her description of the guy was this:

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he was also "retired" and living off of his investments at 30.

Now why does that word need quotations? 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #539 on: June 18, 2014, 12:54:56 PM »
On a sports-related message board, someone was trying to track down a fellow enthusiast she used to know, but whose name she had forgotten.  Included in her description of the guy was this:

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he was also "retired" and living off of his investments at 30.

Now why does that word need quotations?

Um, because a non-disabled male under the age of 60 is still presumed by society to be supposed to be working unless they are in prison/mental/drying up/drugged/ loser.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #540 on: June 18, 2014, 01:24:48 PM »
On a sports-related message board, someone was trying to track down a fellow enthusiast she used to know, but whose name she had forgotten.  Included in her description of the guy was this:

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he was also "retired" and living off of his investments at 30.

Now why does that word need quotations?

Maybe he's still working part time, or working a job that interests him but which doesn't really supplement his income.

My father likes being outside, so after he retired he took a job working in a garden center. He was still working, technically, but I don't think the minimum wage part time paychecks really covered the bills.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #541 on: June 18, 2014, 01:31:12 PM »
A 30-year old couple, married 3+ years, both employed, bought their first house recently and posted a link on facebook to their fundraising page where we can all chip in $20 - $100 towards their "housewarming" wish list, which includes a $2000+ dining room table and $1000+ couch.  So many thoughts...

Did we decide that wedding registries were so profitable we should invent a reason to do another three years later?
My husband and I furnished our whole apartment via blowout sales and craigslist for less than the price of that dining room set you're fundraising to buy.
If your close friends and family have asked how they could help, by all means, make a wishlist.  But DON'T share it on facebook and hit us all up to alleviate your now housepoor situation.

I've never personally witnessed one of these types of FB requests, but I've seen mention of them on numerous occasions here in the MMM forums.  I still can't believe people have the balls to post this kind of shit.  I would have to unfriend them on principle.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #542 on: July 07, 2014, 09:01:47 AM »
Saw this beauty yesterday and couldn't wait to post it here:

"Got the trade I wanted.  Got the payment I wanted.  It seems too easy..."

I facepalmed myself so hard my wife turned to me and asked "what stupid thing did you read now?"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #543 on: July 08, 2014, 01:06:53 PM »
"I just had a chat with my landscaper on the back deck while wearing my bathrobe. ‪#‎homeownership‬"





*edited for the missing word (h/t shotgunwilly)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #544 on: July 08, 2014, 02:01:31 PM »
"I just had a with my landscaper on the back deck while wearing my bathrobe. ‪#‎homeownership‬"

I feel like there's an extremely important word missing here.

Had a....

Fight?
Blow Job?
Hot dog?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #545 on: July 09, 2014, 08:33:59 PM »
Yesterday I was so proud of my nephew posting on Facebook - "Am I the only one that gets excited to get my 401k statements...... Can't wait to retire and play golf all day and go to my beach house for months at a time!! Think about your future people!!! You don't want to work when your 70.... It's not too late. Plan for the future. Make sure your loved ones are taken care of when your gone!!!"

Today he posts a picture of his hand wearing a 2K diamond ring that his wife bought him!  I think he will be working long beyond 70.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #546 on: July 11, 2014, 01:53:41 PM »
"thanks to everyone who donated to my gofundme for my refrigerator! its a beautiful stainless steel kenmore!"


wot.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #547 on: July 11, 2014, 02:05:45 PM »
"thanks to everyone who donated to my gofundme for my refrigerator! its a beautiful stainless steel kenmore!"


wot.

Wow, yeah, people are taking this gofundme in ways that we should have seen coming.

I once had a lady ask on another board I frequent to help fund her families 5 week Disney tour, they would make it all about homeschooling and it would include about 20 days of a Disney cruise, Ummmmm those ladies let her have it, the page was taken down really quickly. It's sad because it's a great idea, we all the the freedom to not donate, but really, why are people even asking?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #548 on: July 11, 2014, 02:06:02 PM »
A 30-year old couple, married 3+ years, both employed, bought their first house recently and posted a link on facebook to their fundraising page where we can all chip in $20 - $100 towards their "housewarming" wish list, which includes a $2000+ dining room table and $1000+ couch.  So many thoughts...

Did we decide that wedding registries were so profitable we should invent a reason to do another three years later?
My husband and I furnished our whole apartment via blowout sales and craigslist for less than the price of that dining room set you're fundraising to buy.
If your close friends and family have asked how they could help, by all means, make a wishlist.  But DON'T share it on facebook and hit us all up to alleviate your now housepoor situation.

One of my friends is moving out of a one bedroom apartment into another one bedroom apartment, still renting. She's having a housewarming party, and created an Amazon wish list for gifts. Why in the hell should I get her a gift because she decided to move to a different apartment?!

Meanwhile, my husband and I will be closing on our first home soon, and we will be explicitly telling our friends NOT to give us any housewarming gifts.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #549 on: July 11, 2014, 10:46:38 PM »
+1 we didn't share even our baby registry link unless people specifically asked for it. I know it sounds weird but we feel we should be spending for our baby and not rely on gifts to keep the baby comfortable.