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Quora: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy?
« on: July 05, 2017, 08:38:56 AM »
This makes for good reading:
https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-be-discreetly-wealthy

Stealth wealth!

I dare say many of you could probably add to this thread :)

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Re: Quora: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 01:27:54 PM »
I think the article makes some good points, but is pretty bad overall.  The guy owns about 7 cars and is thinking about buying a Ferrari next - that's certainly not stealth wealth!

There is some good stuff in the comments section though.  I really like this comment relating discrete wealth to a minor superpower!

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The closest analogy that I can draw to being discreetly (and relatively moderately) wealthy is like having a minor superpower (e.g., being able to levitate 6 inches off the ground). It has very little impact on everyday life unless one feels need the need to show off to the world. Occasionally, it might come in handy, but for the most part it's best to keep it a secret and not draw attention to oneself.

« Last Edit: July 05, 2017, 01:29:32 PM by bender »

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Re: Quora: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 01:46:14 PM »
FWIW, it's not so much an article as many people commenting based upon their own experiences with the topic. I really enjoyed the variety of responses, but I agree - some are certainly more stealth than others!!

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 02:32:29 PM »
I never used the site before and thought the first posting was an 'article' and the rest was comments.  Now I get it - thanks!

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Re: Quora: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 02:33:45 PM »
I never used the site before and thought the first posting was an 'article' and the rest was comments.  Now I get it - thanks!

Yeah, no problem at all! I can definitely see how it would read that way :)
I really enjoy Quora and the comments get upvoted based upon popularity. I spent at least an hour reading the comments and it really put me in a "millionaire next door" state of mind!

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Re: Quora: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 06:17:27 AM »
I had the same issue with not understanding the website! Overall, it is a cool link. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Quora: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 07:10:20 PM »
I enjoyed that. I wonder how many of the contributions came from mustachians...

However. The guy who has $65M but cancelled a holiday because he didn't want to take unpaid leave after using up all his paid leave on illness worries me. I get that he still has a work ethic and enjoys working a normal job and living a normal life despite his wealth, but time spent relaxing with family is worth so much more than a few weeks of a middle class salary.

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Re: Quora: What is it like to be discreetly wealthy?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 07:43:50 PM »
I enjoyed that. I wonder how many of the contributions came from mustachians...

However. The guy who has $65M but cancelled a holiday because he didn't want to take unpaid leave after using up all his paid leave on illness worries me. I get that he still has a work ethic and enjoys working a normal job and living a normal life despite his wealth, but time spent relaxing with family is worth so much more than a few weeks of a middle class salary.

Yeah... #notamustachian

The variety of responses was interesting. I just really like how it put me into a stealth millionaire mindset. Most of the tv and blogs I consume put me in a "glittering rich" mindset. Although watching "The Handmaid's Tale" has been great for making me feel so wealthy and free!