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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2018, 01:55:56 AM »
I will, but I'm waiting until they make a model that I need to put in a physical quarter to go every 1/8th mile (quarter: one of those round shiny things worth 0.25 of a US dollar). Also it must serve me a free alcoholic drink every hour or so. And smell like cigarettes instead of new truck smell. That way I can feel like I'm in a casino, except that I'm winning because I'm in a big ass truck.

Well, that sounds legitimate to me because everyone knows that winning the lottery is a valid way of reaching FIRE. Which reminds me, I need to get my $10 ready for the office lottery pool. I canít believe how many great ideas for risk-free ways to reach FIRE Iím getting from this thread. Thanks!

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2018, 02:15:55 AM »
I'm interested in hearing how other people who own big ass trucks have FIREd.

I guess you need to define "big ass truck."

I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500.  Does that count as a "big ass truck?"  Or is it more of a "medium ass truck?"

I FIRED 12 years ago, but then went back to work part time doing some consulting four years later.  Not because I needed the money- I donate the majority of my salary to charity- but just to keep me off the streets and out of trouble.

Sometimes, I like to park my big, ugly old truck next to a late model Prius (or, even better, a Tesla, if I can find one) just to see the look of horror on the face of the Prius owner.  Is that wrong?


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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2018, 08:53:37 PM »
Sometimes, I like to park my big, ugly old truck next to a late model Prius (or, even better, a Tesla, if I can find one) just to see the look of horror on the face of the Prius owner.  Is that wrong?
If it is a recent model or especially a new Prius, I'd say that is both very acceptable and absolutely hilarious. Using Edmunds default assumptions, a 10-year old truck has the same 5-year/90,000 mile cost to own as a new Prius does.

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2018, 12:22:59 AM »
Owwww, my sides hurt...

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2018, 09:43:18 AM »
I totally killed it when I sold my BAT 5 years back.

I probably made $3000 more than what I would have gotten had I bought some fruity jack-in-the-box hatchback!  Resale value bitch!!

So maybe the BAT cost $10K more up front...but thats just sunk costs y'know?      And besides how can anyone put a price on Peace of Mind?!

I was one safely caged, tank piloting mutha fukka for awhile there!  Ahh the good ol days.

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2018, 11:12:54 AM »
Everyone who wants to FIRE needs a BAT. I mean, how else will you haul all the money that you saved in your mattresses over the years (to avoid the unsafe stock market) somewhere to buy things (like a house) with cash?


Cavemen actually lived with the BATs. So they FIREd, ate out, and lived with BATs. I guess we've only gone downhill in society since.

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2018, 11:33:38 AM »
Everyone who wants to FIRE needs a BAT. I mean, how else will you haul all the money that you saved in your mattresses over the years (to avoid the unsafe stock market) somewhere to buy things (like a house) with cash?


Cavemen actually lived with the BATs. So they FIREd, ate out, and lived with BATs. I guess we've only gone downhill in society since.

Yeah somehow the other thread has been removed. This one is probably going to be cut off soon as well. Apparently it's not possible to do this and FIRE according to the mods.

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2018, 11:49:37 AM »
Everyone who wants to FIRE needs a BAT. I mean, how else will you haul all the money that you saved in your mattresses over the years (to avoid the unsafe stock market) somewhere to buy things (like a house) with cash?


Cavemen actually lived with the BATs. So they FIREd, ate out, and lived with BATs. I guess we've only gone downhill in society since.

Yeah somehow the other thread has been removed. This one is probably going to be cut off soon as well. Apparently it's not possible to do this and FIRE according to the mods.
Well, I guess they know best. I sure did have fun looking up the world's most expensive milk, etc. It eased me through a bout of insomnia. Actually, it was better than that. I've recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea. DH has had it for years, so now we both wear masks at night (cyborg love). I laughed so hard at that thread my laughter woke him up. Trying to explain it whilst wearing a mask made me laugh even harder.

It was good while it lasted, my friend. I truly appreciated the late-night levity and promptly fell back into a deep, delicious  sleep. And damn, people are so funny here! Kudos to everyone who got the joke. Thanks to everyone for the laughter, it was much appreciated, even if the thread was ephemeral.

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2018, 02:22:26 PM »
Everyone who wants to FIRE needs a BAT. I mean, how else will you haul all the money that you saved in your mattresses over the years (to avoid the unsafe stock market) somewhere to buy things (like a house) with cash?


Cavemen actually lived with the BATs. So they FIREd, ate out, and lived with BATs. I guess we've only gone downhill in society since.

Yeah somehow the other thread has been removed. This one is probably going to be cut off soon as well. Apparently it's not possible to do this and FIRE according to the mods.
I think that this one is cool as long as you're planning your trade in for an even bigger truck.  Obviously, you really bought your big ass truck a few days ago by now, so the thread is hardly even valid.

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Re: I bought a big ass truck today! Share how you FIREd buying big ass trucks
« Reply #59 on: September 26, 2018, 04:02:44 PM »
I bought the biggest truck the dealer told me I could afford and paid cash of course. They mumbled something about 28-36 something or other, which I thought at first was because I am 29 years old, but my google search "how much truck can i afford" set me straight. Also, it's an investment and plus you have to drive something and I want it to be nice is that a crime. Maybe I can rent out half of it to a friend if I need extra cash flow, that's pure 100% profit don't have to pay off a loan. You don't want to be 65 and paying on a car loan it'll ruin your cash flow!! People say you can deduct the interest but that's only if you itemize, plus everyone forgets about inflation when they say the stock market returns 10%.