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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3800 on: March 16, 2017, 02:46:14 PM »
My "problem" if you want to call it that is conjuring up a fake smile and pretending I'm excited about the annual bonus. And to put this into context, my bonus these days amounts to approximately an additional paycheck, so it's nothing that changes my life ... or even my weekend.

Truth is, I'm no longer motivated by money, and I guess it shows. The first year my boss told me about the upcoming bump in my next paycheck, he remarked, "Are you not happy with your bonus? You look a little upset."

It ain't the bonus: It's being stuck here in a corporate office.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3801 on: March 16, 2017, 05:12:04 PM »
My MPP: getting weird looks being told I should be one of those "tiny house" people when my co-workers found out we do not have cable.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3802 on: March 17, 2017, 02:36:49 AM »
My MPP: getting weird looks being told I should be one of those "tiny house" people when my co-workers found out we do not have cable.
Did you say you are just building it on your weekends and if they want to join to hands-on-stuff-fun?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3803 on: March 17, 2017, 08:40:00 AM »
lol.  Because living in a tiny house is TOTALLY the same as not having cable.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3804 on: March 17, 2017, 03:17:14 PM »
I don't have cable, or a TV, or (gasp) a cell phone - but I no longer have coworkers either.  Coincidence?  I think not. 
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3805 on: March 17, 2017, 04:59:24 PM »
My MPP: getting weird looks being told I should be one of those "tiny house" people when my co-workers found out we do not have cable.
Did you say you are just building it on your weekends and if they want to join to hands-on-stuff-fun?

Ha! I wish I had

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3806 on: March 19, 2017, 08:09:37 AM »
When you are getting ready for a work related 12 hours business class flight, with free food in the lounge, and two free meals on the plane, and you still eat a "clean out the fridge" meal before leaving. Because even if you cook with leftovers it is better tasting than the free airport and airplane food.
Still feels wasteful for not taking advantage of all that free food!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3807 on: March 19, 2017, 10:52:38 AM »
When you are getting ready for a work related 12 hours business class flight, with free food in the lounge, and two free meals on the plane, and you still eat a "clean out the fridge" meal before leaving. Because even if you cook with leftovers it is better tasting than the free airport and airplane food.
Still feels wasteful for not taking advantage of all that free food!

MPP:  Feeling guily for not drinking enough free beer after getting upgraded to 1st class. Usually too tired, and relaxed after months-long jobs.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3808 on: March 20, 2017, 04:27:23 AM »
Because even if you cook with leftovers it is better tasting than the free airport and airplane food.
When I was a student, our motto was "Taste is quality times quantity divided by price". Thus, as long as the quality remains above zero, free food is always tasty.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3809 on: March 20, 2017, 07:29:15 AM »
New MPP.   I have lost 15 lbs this year and my clothes are now ill fitting, but I am still 10 lbs from my goal weight, so I cannot get anything that fits yet.  So just as I am unfortunately back in the dating pool, I look a bit frumpy.  Maybe I just need to convince myself that chicks dig saggy buttt jeans. 
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3810 on: March 20, 2017, 07:34:45 AM »
New MPP.   I have lost 15 lbs this year and my clothes are now ill fitting, but I am still 10 lbs from my goal weight, so I cannot get anything that fits yet.  So just as I am unfortunately back in the dating pool, I look a bit frumpy.  Maybe I just need to convince myself that chicks dig saggy buttt jeans.

Try to use the sewing machine and adjust them. Or try to find some cheap used clothes in your current size.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3811 on: March 20, 2017, 09:55:16 AM »
New MPP.   I have lost 15 lbs this year and my clothes are now ill fitting, but I am still 10 lbs from my goal weight, so I cannot get anything that fits yet.  So just as I am unfortunately back in the dating pool, I look a bit frumpy.  Maybe I just need to convince myself that chicks dig saggy buttt jeans.

Try to use the sewing machine and adjust them. Or try to find some cheap used clothes in your current size.
See the Thrift Shop thread.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3812 on: March 20, 2017, 11:44:36 AM »
New MPP.   I have lost 15 lbs this year and my clothes are now ill fitting, but I am still 10 lbs from my goal weight, so I cannot get anything that fits yet.  So just as I am unfortunately back in the dating pool, I look a bit frumpy.  Maybe I just need to convince myself that chicks dig saggy buttt jeans.

Try to use the sewing machine and adjust them. Or try to find some cheap used clothes in your current size.
See the Thrift Shop thread.
+1
I'm also a fan of eBay, but that's more expensive than a thrift shop.  I spend about $10-$15 on a pair of jeans that I could get at a thrift shop for $5-7 (or new for $115).  However, I'm very attached to a specific type and style, so eBay just alerts me when there is an item that fits my criteria. 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3813 on: March 20, 2017, 05:31:43 PM »
Because even if you cook with leftovers it is better tasting than the free airport and airplane food.
When I was a student, our motto was "Taste is quality times quantity divided by price". Thus, as long as the quality remains above zero, free food is always tasty.

You must not have been math students. Free food makes that a divide-by-zero error.

But I agree with the sentiment that free food is almost always worthwhile.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3814 on: March 20, 2017, 06:46:44 PM »
Thrift shops for temporary clothes?  That's where I get my permanent clothes!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3815 on: March 21, 2017, 03:42:17 AM »
My MPP: I only buy meat and fish when it's reduced as it's nearing it sell-by date. I freeze it immediately, and meal plan from the freezer, so I never have to buy full-priced stuff.

Well, lately, I have just been getting deal after deal. A whole Seabass for 99p. Cod loin (two large fillets) for 1.33. A joint of beef for 2.99. A leg of lamb for 3.99!

My freezer is full, and yes, we could just eat like Kings every single night... but in reality we only eat meat and fish two or three times a week. I don't want us to get used to all that rich (in both senses) food every night. We enjoy vegetarian meals! But the freezer stash is getting out of control.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3816 on: March 21, 2017, 07:11:37 AM »
My MPP: I only buy meat and fish when it's reduced as it's nearing it sell-by date. I freeze it immediately, and meal plan from the freezer, so I never have to buy full-priced stuff.

Well, lately, I have just been getting deal after deal. A whole Seabass for 99p. Cod loin (two large fillets) for 1.33. A joint of beef for 2.99. A leg of lamb for 3.99!

My freezer is full, and yes, we could just eat like Kings every single night... but in reality we only eat meat and fish two or three times a week. I don't want us to get used to all that rich (in both senses) food every night. We enjoy vegetarian meals! But the freezer stash is getting out of control.
Then save even more by not not buying!

On a related MPP I just counted: I already eat half of the chocolade christmas stuff I bought for -2/3 in early January. Need to be careful so that I have no gap until Eastern and the reduced bunnies afterwards.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3817 on: March 21, 2017, 07:35:59 AM »

On a related MPP I just counted: I already eat half of the chocolate christmas stuff I bought for -2/3 in early January. Need to be careful so that I have no gap until Eastern and the reduced bunnies afterwards.

Thanks for the reminder. I should also go look for after-easter chocolate in the bulk shops. Only challenge is that I don't particularly like milk chocolate and that is 99% of what is sold in my country. But maybe I can find something that tastes good.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3818 on: March 21, 2017, 08:02:31 AM »
When I sign up for a new credit card sign up bonus to do travel hacking (obtaining large amounts of points to redeem toward free travel), meeting the minimum spend required to get the bonus is a real challenge. 
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3819 on: March 21, 2017, 09:10:26 AM »
MPP:

I had to convince myself that the dress that I loved the fit of and knew would be easy to dye to an even better color (black, black is better than almost any color), was worth the the goodwill price of 5.99.

I normally buy my clothes for 2-3.50.  The 5.99 almost kept me from it, but them I realized how ridiculous I was being.  Even after a 4.00 dye job, I would have an amazingly comfy, flattering and versatile dress for 10.00...a LBD at that! 

Such a problem to have......

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« Reply #3820 on: March 22, 2017, 02:17:55 PM »
I was going to post this screenshot on Facebook and make a joke about how I'm announcing my retirement tomorrow, but then I realized no one in my FB feed would get the joke. (If that percent increase turns out to be real, I really AM retiring tomorrow. You heard it here first.)
...it's not at all alarming that people have started quoting me in their siggy lines.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3821 on: March 22, 2017, 02:21:55 PM »
I was going to post this screenshot on Facebook and make a joke about how I'm announcing my retirement tomorrow, but then I realized no one in my FB feed would get the joke. (If that percent increase turns out to be real, I really AM retiring tomorrow. You heard it here first.)

Boy did Morningstar ever get harsh on there ratings. How did it only receive 3 stars?  LOL

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3822 on: March 22, 2017, 02:54:42 PM »
My "problem" if you want to call it that is conjuring up a fake smile and pretending I'm excited about the annual bonus. And to put this into context, my bonus these days amounts to approximately an additional paycheck, so it's nothing that changes my life ... or even my weekend.


Had a very similar experience when the head of our department was talking about all the opportunities for "advancement" in the company.

Wow--you mean I could get even more money, and all I have to do is take on more responsibility, travel more, and spend less time with my family?  Sign me up! ::sarcasm::

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3823 on: Today at 04:33:05 AM »
I was going to post this screenshot on Facebook and make a joke about how I'm announcing my retirement tomorrow, but then I realized no one in my FB feed would get the joke. (If that percent increase turns out to be real, I really AM retiring tomorrow. You heard it here first.)

Boy did Morningstar ever get harsh on there ratings. How did it only receive 3 stars?  LOL
They rae performance of several years. So if that thing dropped 90% 2 years back...

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« Reply #3824 on: Today at 06:41:20 AM »
MPP:

I had to convince myself that the dress that I loved the fit of and knew would be easy to dye to an even better color (black, black is better than almost any color), was worth the the goodwill price of 5.99.

I normally buy my clothes for 2-3.50.  The 5.99 almost kept me from it, but them I realized how ridiculous I was being.  Even after a 4.00 dye job, I would have an amazingly comfy, flattering and versatile dress for 10.00...a LBD at that! 

Such a problem to have......

I had someone trying to sell me some cute baby clothes for about $2 a piece. I told her no thanks, it was too much money.  I try to stay under $1 a piece and keep my average around 50 cents.  I don't care that someone originally bought them for $20 or more. That's insane.

I think I'd be wary of a $6 dress I had to dye.  Not all fabric takes dye evenly, so you could end up with a dud.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3825 on: Today at 06:43:48 AM »
I was going to post this screenshot on Facebook and make a joke about how I'm announcing my retirement tomorrow, but then I realized no one in my FB feed would get the joke. (If that percent increase turns out to be real, I really AM retiring tomorrow. You heard it here first.)

Boy did Morningstar ever get harsh on there ratings. How did it only receive 3 stars?  LOL

I'm a little surprised that Morningstar is even relevant anyway, and puzzled why anyone would bother to even care about any kind of "rating" of mutual funds. Seems like an obvious choice to me to just go with the lowest-expense-ratio index funds... and distribute your investible-assets between different asset-class funds based on your desired allocation.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
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MPP:

I had to convince myself that the dress that I loved the fit of and knew would be easy to dye to an even better color (black, black is better than almost any color), was worth the the goodwill price of 5.99.

I normally buy my clothes for 2-3.50.  The 5.99 almost kept me from it, but them I realized how ridiculous I was being.  Even after a 4.00 dye job, I would have an amazingly comfy, flattering and versatile dress for 10.00...a LBD at that! 

Such a problem to have......



I had someone trying to sell me some cute baby clothes for about $2 a piece. I told her no thanks, it was too much money.  I try to stay under $1 a piece and keep my average around 50 cents.  I don't care that someone originally bought them for $20 or more. That's insane.

I think I'd be wary of a $6 dress I had to dye.  Not all fabric takes dye evenly, so you could end up with a dud.


I did my research on the fabric.  Seems it should dye similiarly to cotton, which I've dyed many, many times :)  So, yeah, still some risk....but I'm also really picky about dresses, and almost never find something at goodwill I like.  So I'll take the risk ;)