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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 07:27:23 PM »
I guess this guy never heard of a bicycle before.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 08:45:21 PM »
I agree, why not ride a bike? or find a different job closer? I know there may be nothing available now, but in the last 10 years there have been no open positions closer to him? he spends 12 hrs a day commuting!

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 09:02:27 PM »
I'm sorry...but this isn't a normal person.

He makes plenty of money, and the g/f inherited the house.
Yes $10.55  is plenty...my adult children make this, and still have good sized bank account, and also paying off their own apt.

This man walks, instead of buying a bicycle, because he 'chooses' to.
Pure and simple.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 09:15:13 PM »
Well, it seems to have worked out for him. They  just gifted him $280k from some type of crowd funding. Although... 280k over 10 years isn't the best ever.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 09:18:23 AM »
I'm sorry...but this isn't a normal person.

He makes plenty of money, and the g/f inherited the house.
Yes $10.55  is plenty...my adult children make this, and still have good sized bank account, and also paying off their own apt.

This man walks, instead of buying a bicycle, because he 'chooses' to.
Pure and simple.

I have no idea where someone could live where $10.55/hr would be "plenty".  I guess it might be okay if you lived at home with your parents and didn't pay any bills and never participated in any activities that require payment.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 10:44:20 AM »
I read it as "man makes bad choices for over 10 years." In all that time he could not come up with a better solution?

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 12:14:43 PM »
2 hours of sleep at home at night, plus I guess whatever naptime he can get on the bus segments??? I can only assume he's not tasked with critical decision-making at his job.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 12:38:45 PM »
This guy must be an idiot.

Although, he could be mentally ill...

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 12:42:09 PM »
Whoa guys. I don't agree with the crowd funding, and his choices aren't the ones I'd make, but I wouldn't call him names over it. We're all human.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 12:55:01 PM »
I saw an unused collapsible bike on Kiiji last year for $50.  I think they sell 'em at Walmart for under $200.  You can fold it up and easily take it on any public transportation. 

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 02:04:41 PM »
Whoa guys. I don't agree with the crowd funding, and his choices aren't the ones I'd make, but I wouldn't call him names over it. We're all human.

Thank you! I'm pretty sure a lot of Mustachians riding their 10 mile commute to work on a bike are seen as nutty or idiotic (haven't you people heard of cars?!).  I'm sure this man knows about bikes, and cars, and moving closer, and finding a closer job, etc. etc.  He's made his life choice, and just because we wouldn't opt for it, doesn't make him an idiot.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 06:51:43 PM »
I'm sorry...but this isn't a normal person.

He makes plenty of money, and the g/f inherited the house.
Yes $10.55  is plenty...my adult children make this, and still have good sized bank account, and also paying off their own apt.

This man walks, instead of buying a bicycle, because he 'chooses' to.
Pure and simple.

I have no idea where someone could live where $10.55/hr would be "plenty".  I guess it might be okay if you lived at home with your parents and didn't pay any bills and never participated in any activities that require payment.

Nova Scotia, Canada is where.
One young adult son, makes this wage, and has a years wages saved, paying off his one bedroom apt, no debt, and lives alone (with a cat)

We should all know, it isn't about how much you make, it is how much you save.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2015, 06:56:26 PM »
I'm sorry...but this isn't a normal person.

He makes plenty of money, and the g/f inherited the house.
Yes $10.55  is plenty...my adult children make this, and still have good sized bank account, and also paying off their own apt.

This man walks, instead of buying a bicycle, because he 'chooses' to.
Pure and simple.

I have no idea where someone could live where $10.55/hr would be "plenty".  I guess it might be okay if you lived at home with your parents and didn't pay any bills and never participated in any activities that require payment.

Nova Scotia, Canada is where.
One young adult son, makes this wage, and has a years wages saved, paying off his one bedroom apt, no debt, and lives alone (with a cat)

We should all know, it isn't about how much you make, it is how much you save.

Nova Scotia, Canada must be a district of Narnia.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2015, 07:01:36 PM »
I'm sorry...but this isn't a normal person.

He makes plenty of money, and the g/f inherited the house.
Yes $10.55  is plenty...my adult children make this, and still have good sized bank account, and also paying off their own apt.

This man walks, instead of buying a bicycle, because he 'chooses' to.
Pure and simple.

I have no idea where someone could live where $10.55/hr would be "plenty".  I guess it might be okay if you lived at home with your parents and didn't pay any bills and never participated in any activities that require payment.

Nova Scotia, Canada is where.
One young adult son, makes this wage, and has a years wages saved, paying off his one bedroom apt, no debt, and lives alone (with a cat)

We should all know, it isn't about how much you make, it is how much you save.

Nova Scotia, Canada must be a district of Narnia.

sorry...you lost me on that...I have no idea what you are referring to

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2015, 07:38:57 PM »
Without my mortgage and car expenses, I'd easily be living on $10.50 per hour, full time; I imagine many people here can say the same.  I wouldn't have much room for savings/travel. I could certainly afford a bike. I might be able to afford to commute in a cheap car.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2015, 07:42:08 PM »
Nova Scotia, Canada must be a district of Narnia.
sorry...you lost me on that...I have no idea what you are referring to

I believe what MoneyCat is saying here is that your thinking that you can live well/buy a place etc. in Nova Scotia is so outlandish that he is comparing it to the fictional land of Narnia where Lions are gods and other crazy shit happens i.e. he is saying you live in fantasy land.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2015, 07:46:40 PM »
$10.50 an hour is about $21K per year isn't it?

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2015, 07:50:15 PM »
Why is this not pure badassity? Sure he could grab a bike and make it much easier and efficient but he is not using an unnecessary car.  He is getting good exercise; he is experiencing the outdoors. In many ways he is living an excellent life.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2015, 07:59:11 PM by BCBiker »

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2015, 07:52:16 PM »
The lack of sleep/time to do anything besides commute & work would cancel out any badassity for me.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2015, 08:07:43 PM »
$21k per year for 92.5 hours/week of working and commuting.  So $4.54 per hour pre-tax.  I think he could do better somewhere closer to home.

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Re: Would you do this every day to make a living?
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2015, 08:35:46 PM »
Nova Scotia, Canada must be a district of Narnia.
sorry...you lost me on that...I have no idea what you are referring to

I believe what MoneyCat is saying here is that your thinking that you can live well/buy a place etc. in Nova Scotia is so outlandish that he is comparing it to the fictional land of Narnia where Lions are gods and other crazy shit happens i.e. he is saying you live in fantasy land.


Ah...I see.
Well, he certainly would have a hard time believing that for most of the past 30 years, my husband and I didn't make more than $30k a year, raised 4 kids, lived in a nice neighborhood. During this time, there was usually one SAHP, and our net worth is 1 Mil +
and we retired 4 1/2  years ago at  age 46 & 50....and live off rental income.

So I stand by my previous statement...it isn't how much you make, but how much you save.