are you wealthy?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

well?

yes, I am
3
6%
I'm comfortable
20
40%
no, and it bothers me
14
28%
no, and it doesn't bother me
13
26%
 
Total votes: 50

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 23 Aug 2012, 22:01

The Prof wrote:Didn't Joe Moody win the lottery too?

They say things come in 3s so I reckon this Saturday someone else from BCB will win.


The Slider won a few bob a year or so ago, didn't he?

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby inthenextlife » 23 Aug 2012, 22:02

inthenextlife wrote:<br /><br />Not me. The gap between the haves and have-nots is widening. I've been camping in a tent in Bridlington and a few days out. But I'm lucky that I can afford a few luxuries like a car, booze and fags. Some don't even have that.
<br /><br />Do you live in the tent year round? Is it waterproof?

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Deebank » 23 Aug 2012, 22:03

on wrote:
The Prof wrote:Didn't Joe Moody win the lottery too?

They say things come in 3s so I reckon this Saturday someone else from BCB will win.


The Slider won a few bob a year or so ago, didn't he?


My brother won £50k the spawny get!
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby sloopjohnc » 23 Aug 2012, 22:21

Well, like Martha, for as much as my wife and I make, there is always another new bill that we're trying to get out from under or trying to stay ahead of. Between my wife and I, we make a solidly middle class income.

If we lived in another area of the U.S., our income might be upper middle class, but we live in one of the most expensive areas of the U.S., if not the most expensive, and even though the housing crisis crippled many, we bought at the right time and ours is still worth twice what we paid for it. That said, we recently refinanced for a 15-year mortgage because of the great rates but are getting a little more on the loan than our house value to pay off credit cards that built up when I was out of work two years ago.

I'm thinking now that the house will have no investment or inheritance value for the kids but we'll use it in a reverse mortgage to help us live on because our retirement savings won't make it.

Through sheer dumb luck, my dad's house and land is probably worth close to $2 million. But, I'm not counting on splitting that with my brother because the most likely scenario is we will have to spend it on my dad's assisted living or convalescent care when he needs it, which will not be far off.
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby The Prof » 23 Aug 2012, 22:22

Wait a minute! Am I the only one on bcb NOT to have won the lottery?

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Deebank » 23 Aug 2012, 22:50

The Prof wrote:Wait a minute! Am I the only one on bcb NOT to have won the lottery?


I won £50 back in the '90s when it started, but it's a tax on stupidity isn't it :? :(
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Poppypoobah » 23 Aug 2012, 22:50

Well below the poverty level here but at least I have a contract now which would cover most medical if Duncan or I fell out of a tree and broke a hip. We've been living without a contract for the last 6 years give or take a month here or there with jobs that I've had here in Spain, knock wood, so far so good with anything we've had being minor and payable to the hospital in cash.

We rent, we have internet for the first time in years, someone gave us a car and a big satelite dish and the houses we've rented have always allowed us to have a garden, which we can use most of the year, so we are lucky. And we know that, lucky in that I've had work when alot of friends haven't, lucky that the few remaining nice posessions that I have, I haven't had to sell yet because some wok has always come at the right time, lucky in that Duncan and I rarely get sick and so far my weird ailments haven't been bad enough for me to even think about going into a doctors office for treatment.

I remember the days when I was rich, and Duncan seems intriqued when I tell him stories about how my allowance worked, I could drop 200 dollars a day (keep in mind that 200 dollars in the 80's and 90's was fairly big money) on anything, clothes, groceries, sex toys, craft supplies, pet toys, whatever. Anything over 200 and my husband and I had agreed to discuss purchases, for things like cars and dishwashers, the only other item I could buy no questions asked was for my ex's birthday or Xmas presents. I could pay whatever I wanted and did, actually for him the more expensive the better the gift, so he got things like Fender Strats and flying lessons. He and I were'nt the richest people that we knew but to be a millionaire on paper at 25 to 35 years old, it's not a bad way to live.

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Belle Lettre » 23 Aug 2012, 22:53

Bastards
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Belle Lettre » 23 Aug 2012, 22:55

Sorry. Reflecting upon my skintness after my holiday comes to an end.
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Clippernolan » 23 Aug 2012, 23:21

No.

And even though I'm grateful for the basics, and a few luxuries every once and a while, I'm finding it hard to keep my momentum financially. I bought a car using a line of credit last year, and have not put a dent in the debt. I would like to move to a larger place so that my daughter can have a room of her own when she visits, but I'm not sure when that's going to happen.

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Snarfyguy » 23 Aug 2012, 23:26

A down and out minor character in Bleak House says "I have been keeping out of the way and living cheap down about the market-gardens, but what's the use of living cheap when you have got no money? You might as well live dear."
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Quaco » 23 Aug 2012, 23:43

The Prof wrote:Didn't Joe Moody win the lottery too?

They say things come in 3s so I reckon this Saturday someone else from BCB will win.

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Matt Wilson » 24 Aug 2012, 00:13

If I could only get my wife to work again then we'd be all right. Working to feed four mouths can be a drag.
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Leg of lamb » 24 Aug 2012, 00:53

Just happy not to be a burden on my folks at the moment. I have no investments and no dependents, so I probably have more disposable cash than others who make more than I do.

These threads are depressing.
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Seymore Porn » 24 Aug 2012, 01:23

I'm depressed.
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Re: are you wealthy?

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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby der nister » 24 Aug 2012, 01:26

Seymore Porn wrote:I'm depressed.


hang in there
come independence
there will be a market
for Scottish porn
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Sneelock » 24 Aug 2012, 01:42

My name is Elmer J. Fudd, I own a mansion and a yacht.
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Clippernolan » 24 Aug 2012, 02:36

Cage Free Brown wrote:My name is Elmer J. Fudd, I own a mansion and a yacht.


Again!
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Re: are you wealthy?

Postby Jimbo » 24 Aug 2012, 02:57

Was doing great a year ago with me set to retire but my wife was laid off and our grown son moved home so now I need to keep on working and spending less to keep the SS Jimbo afloat. .
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