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AFRICAN
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"Downgrading your lifestyle "


  

          

You ever done this?
An acquaintance recently explained how he went from vacationing on private islands to taking public transportation ( or what passes for that here).
I’m nowhere near that level and I grew up ingrained with a genuine fear of flexing your wealth (although we had none) BUT, that’s a nightmare scenario for me.
Starting over from scratch after you and yours have become accustomed to the trappings of your lifestyle.

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exactly 3 times in my life
Sep 20th 2020
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No. I just got money
Sep 21st 2020
2
Lived*.... I damn sure didn’t love it.
Sep 21st 2020
4
I've always lived a practical lifestyle....
Sep 21st 2020
3
LOL man
Sep 22nd 2020
7
you know? you hate to see it...
Sep 22nd 2020
10
Being flat broke and having to move in with the parents...
Sep 22nd 2020
5
i wouldnt feel bad
Sep 22nd 2020
6
After growing up with cluttered parents
Sep 22nd 2020
8
We don’t have a large home but we have a 2 car garage
Sep 22nd 2020
11
Facts
Sep 22nd 2020
12
ive only had tastes of stress free living
Sep 22nd 2020
9

tomjohn29
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Sun Sep-20-20 07:19 PM

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1. "exactly 3 times in my life"
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After college I had to downgrade
I was on a full ride with no bills and spent 7 years at the same the same school (undergrad thru PHD)

Second time after I got layed off back in 08
Had to sell alot of stuff and move
went from a 4500 sq ft house to a 600 sq ft place

Third time...kids

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Tutu nu, vondo nos nu
Vita em, no continous non
Nos nu ekta nos sepe ta, amen

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We sweat and life is not safe
To swim or to touch not
When we unite we hedge amen

  

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legsdiamond
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Mon Sep-21-20 08:17 AM

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2. "No. I just got money"
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We are in upgrade mode right now.

Loved a downgraded lifestyle most of my life.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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legsdiamond
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Mon Sep-21-20 08:54 AM

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4. "Lived*.... I damn sure didn’t love it. "
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but one thing I dream of is working in Uptown so I can take public transportation.

But then I think about if my kids had an emergency at school or got sick and the extra time it would take to get an Uber or a bus to my car so I can get to them and the idea doesn’t seem like a good idea.





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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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CherNic
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Mon Sep-21-20 08:22 AM

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3. "I've always lived a practical lifestyle...."
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public transpo is a downgrade lol. what a mindset.

  

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Brotha Sun
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Tue Sep-22-20 10:12 AM

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7. "LOL man"
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"They used to call me Baby Luke....but now? The whole damn 2 Liiiive Crew."

  

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Damali
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Tue Sep-22-20 11:20 AM

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10. "you know? you hate to see it..."
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whew.

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flipnile
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Tue Sep-22-20 10:04 AM

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5. "Being flat broke and having to move in with the parents..."
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...several times. Last time was in my early 30s.

I've learned to appreciate simply having steady finances, a nice place to live, food on my shelves and bills paid.

Never really had a chance to live any kind of 'baller' life, since I didn't truly have steady employment until my mid-30s.

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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Tue Sep-22-20 10:11 AM

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6. "i wouldnt feel bad"
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>Never really had a chance to live any kind of 'baller' life,
>since I didn't truly have steady employment until my mid-30s.

a lot of folks faked it through their 20s and are paying for it now. you can still get some baller years in.

<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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Mori
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8. "After growing up with cluttered parents"
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Tue Sep-22-20 10:20 AM by Mori

          

I never wanted to accumulate much. My families' had huge homes, large plots of land and soooo much useless junk.

When they all died, we had to throw everything in a giant dumpster. I have never had a desire to live in a big house, drive a big car or accumulate stuff. I enjoy traveling to nice places and nice accommodations. I prefer to use my money for unique things, experiences and opportunities.

I have a few wealthy friends and they do not have lots of stuff. But they can access what they need / want whenever they want or need to.

Money isn't really about flossing but more about security and peace of mind.

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legsdiamond
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Tue Sep-22-20 11:34 AM

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11. "We don’t have a large home but we have a 2 car garage"
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and my wife doesn’t like to throw things away or donate. She wanted to have a big garage sale for all the baby stuff we have...but then covid happened.

and we were finally about to get out of the country for some vacation and memories... then covid happened

So now we are fixing the house up since we spend so much time in it.. cause covid happened.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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sectachrome86
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Tue Sep-22-20 03:52 PM

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12. "Facts"
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>Money isn't really about flossing but more about security and
>peace of mind.

I bought a new car recently and didn't want to finance it. I temporarily used the cash from my emergency fund to purchase it until I could sell my current car and put the proceeds from that back in savings. Its put a little bit of a damper on the new car because not having that security is anxiety inducing.

True financial independence must be an incredible feeling.

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mista k5
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Tue Sep-22-20 10:22 AM

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9. "ive only had tastes of stress free living"
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not really ever extravagant living. throwing money away at vinyl has been my biggest life splurge.

i could definitely be in a worse position. need to focus more so i can wether any downtimes that could happen.

  

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