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Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:50:45 PM »
What "problems" do you have as a result of your mustachian lifestyle? Here's one of mine:

My single garage is nicely organized, with plenty of room for our car and bikes. Since the driveway is always empty, maybe a thief will think we're out of town, break in, and be very disappointed with our few outdated electronics and complete absence of jewelery.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 07:53:30 PM »
When the lunchtime conversation turns to expensive vacations, new SUVs, and credit card debt, I just sit there like a lump. :)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 09:06:10 PM »
Nothing to add to conversations among friends and co-workers about the latest TV series.  Don't recognize 80% of the 'stars' populating the tabloids.

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 09:14:15 PM »
I had a small personal loan I was paying off and I decided to add it to my spreadsheet so I could have the fun of seeing the balance go down.

But my net worth is so high you could barely see the debt on the graph :(

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 09:20:04 PM »
I save so much money, I have to use taxable accounts.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 09:29:32 PM »
Dropped a huge load off at goodwill today.  Wanted to go in shopping but couldn't come up with anything I needed/wanted had to go home. 

And Read a library book

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 10:41:59 PM »
I sold off both my car and truck so I have to walk or bike everywhere.  Or borrow my wife's car when she's not using it.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 10:44:41 PM »
I take dates out in a 23 year old truck with 508,000 miles on it

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2014, 12:08:47 AM »
I save so much money, I have to use taxable accounts.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 06:57:08 AM »
Chuck Norris borrows money from me.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 07:08:48 AM »
I actually miss episodes of my favorite TV show.

I watch minimal TV.  There's one show I love -- FX's "Justified."  Other than that, I watch my local sports teams from time to time, and an occasional half hour of Discovery or NatGeo, etc.  When I bemoan missing an episode of "Justified," my friends (no longer incredulous like they used to be) bust my stones about not having DVR/Tivo (which would be a complete waste of money for me -- bad enough I haven't dropped the cable).

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 11:03:38 AM »
I got strange looks from the HR person when I asked her to change my 401k withholding to the maximum amount possible.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 11:05:48 AM »
I save so much money, I have to use taxable accounts.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2014, 11:06:35 AM »
"I take dates out in a 23 year old truck with 508,000 miles on it"

At least your dates know where you stand. Hopefully you go on dutch dates too.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2014, 11:14:59 AM »
Chuck Norris borrows money from me.

Hahaha!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2014, 11:22:25 AM »
I am losing weight because I now live closer to work and nowwalk to work instead of driving.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2014, 11:48:44 AM »
My friends are convinced that my recent switch to biking wherever I can is due to a D.U.I.  :-)

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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014, 12:00:09 PM »
I can't take advantage of high interest checking accounts because I don't make enough purchases.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2014, 12:01:57 PM »
When I complete a form or survey asking my savings rate, I always have to click "other" and enter 50% since 25%+ isn't accurate enough


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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2014, 12:25:04 PM »
I totally forgot to change the oil in my car because I was only looking at the number of km driven since the last change. I completely forgot that the date matters too. Oops.

My kids had to develop a new system to remind them who's turn it is to sit in the front seat because our car trips are so infrequent. They leave a card on the front seat. Face up for the youngest kid, face down for the oldest kid.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2014, 12:48:02 PM »
I had to postpone my investment deposit for a week as I was busy on a (budgeted, paid in cash, reasonably priced) fabulous trip to Budapest, Vienna, Zurich, and Paris, and had limited internet access.
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2014, 12:53:16 PM »
I totally forgot to change the oil in my car because I was only looking at the number of km driven since the last change. I completely forgot that the date matters too. Oops.
Asked my mechanic about this, he said the newer synthetic oils last longer than the date and to go by mileage.

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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2014, 01:19:16 PM »
I like the taxable posts.


...so much in taxable I needed to find applicable munis...
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2014, 01:30:31 PM »
I forgot I had a rent check to deposit for one of my rentals until the tenant politely asked what I was waiting for to cash it. Yikes

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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2014, 01:37:56 PM »
I have to eat more food than I used to because I bike more now.

My credit card gives me 5% cash back at gas stations, but Costco's gas stations don't take Mastercard, so I only get 2% (Amex) back if I buy gas there and don't always come out ahead even though sticker price is always cheaper.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2014, 01:55:41 PM »
I like to do surveys on Swagbucks (mostly for fun rather than their measly payoff..  it somehow feels fulfilling to have my opinion heard as a Mustachian and a minority).

Unfortunately, a lot of these surveys will ask if you've bought a certain product, how much you spend on certain things, how often you buy a product/service, etc. as "filter" questions in the beginning and I get disqualified at that step for at least 90% of the time.

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2014, 02:16:15 PM »
When I sold my Lexus, went without a car for a few months until I found a used Prius I wanted to buy, my parents were concerned we were having financial problems and asked if we needed any help.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2014, 02:21:26 PM »
When I left the country club after eight years and started riding a bike to get groceries some people, especially neighbors, assumed there was a financial crisis. I think some still do even though I've explained what we are up to.

I have to admit it would be easy to jump to the wrong conclusion because we made such a drastic change in lifestyle.
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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2014, 02:25:06 PM »
I totally forgot to change the oil in my car because I was only looking at the number of km driven since the last change. I completely forgot that the date matters too. Oops.
Asked my mechanic about this, he said the newer synthetic oils last longer than the date and to go by mileage.

Yeah, as soon as I remembered it needed to be changed we also switched it over to synthetic.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2014, 05:51:39 PM »
My credit card won't let me payoff expenses while they're still pending, so sometimes I have to wait.

I have too much extra room in our house.





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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2014, 06:51:53 PM »
When you spend money so infrequently that it's tougher to remember to bring your wallet to the grocery store than it is to remember your list and coupons.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2014, 07:06:33 PM »
When you're ready to give up some of your old clothing, you don't get to feel generous about donating it. It's so worn out that the only place it will be accepted is in the trash.

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« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2014, 07:32:21 PM »
When we applied for our first mortgage, the bank called us THREE times to confirm that we did indeed mean to report that we had zero dollars in debt. There was no box on the form for "no debt," so we had to write it in the margins. They kept asking us "how?..."
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2014, 07:37:16 PM »
I take dates out in a 23 year old truck with 508,000 miles on it

I kinda want to ride in your truck now too

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2014, 05:12:41 PM »
We get so few product advertisements that when we were trying to help our five year old set goals for money savings, she couldn't think of any toys to buy. "Could I buy a watermelon?"
I didn't know if I should just let her get one to give her a goal, or just plant them with her in the spring.
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2014, 05:17:15 PM »
I'm spending less so my Amazon rewards points aren't accruing with their usual vigor and speed!

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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2014, 05:19:34 PM »
Nothing to add to conversations among friends and co-workers about the latest TV series.  Don't recognize 80% of the 'stars' populating the tabloids.

This! I can't believe the things some people think are important. I have a life to live, and nobody's going to live it for me. And you want me to waste brain power on celebs and TV and music? On the plus side, I think I will one day get ahead of all these people who don't have time to worry about the important things.

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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2014, 06:08:43 PM »
I forgot to supply my tax file number to the shareholder registry, so the federal tax department took half of my dividends : (

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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2014, 06:26:11 PM »
I love going to flea markets and garage sales, but we went to one a few weeks ago and it was sort of a wasted day because there was almost* nothing there we wanted.

*I did get 2 baking sheets, one stainless and one aluminum, for $1 each.  I am starting to hate the non-stick ones.

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Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2014, 08:07:44 PM »
My $5 more than 10 yrs old flip flops fell apart as I was walking to work!!
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« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2014, 09:11:44 PM »
I have trouble relating when people complain about money. I just don't understand how hard is it to save money?? I recently bought a razor kick scooter and people think I'm crazy even though it's a better workout than a bicycle :)
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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2014, 09:15:42 PM »
I can no longer see a giant house with a huge truck, giant boat, and ridiculous-sized camper out front without wondering how much the people who 'own' them owe.

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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2014, 10:21:43 PM »
My tomato plants are producing so many fruit that I'm worried some of it might spoil before I learn how to make and can my own salsa and sauces from it.

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« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2014, 10:27:37 PM »
  • People don't realize that I'm home because it's dark but I hardly have any lights on.
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« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2014, 10:45:30 PM »
I have no idea when pay day at work is until I get the emailed deposit notice.

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« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2014, 10:47:53 PM »
My tomato plants are producing so many fruit that I'm worried some of it might spoil before I learn how to make and can my own salsa and sauces from it.

You can FedEx me your leftover tomatoes lol
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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2014, 03:10:17 AM »
I save so much money, I have to use taxable accounts.

I lol'd at this one.  This is indeed a "mustachian person problem".

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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2014, 03:44:31 AM »
I'm 30 and won't have my mortgage paid off for a few years because I want to keep the money in investment accounts.

My parents have helped my sisters financially but not me since I didn't need it.

I didn't gain anything from reading a Dave Ramsey book and saw that I was saving more money than he suggested (lots of my coworkers are big Dave Ramsey fans).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2014, 03:51:52 AM »
I was once refused a bank account because I had no credit score due to having never borrowed a penny from anyone.

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« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2014, 06:35:35 AM »
Most financial blogs/advice don't apply to me and make me angry as well. Which is why I started my own but I'm too busy raking in the money while being the centre of attention and amusing myself at my corporate job to work on it right now.

I'm not good at "playing the game" at work because I could quit anytime.
And taxable accounts.