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.
4. "Lived*.... I damn sure didn’t love it. " In response to Reply # 2
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.
**************** TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*
8. "After growing up with cluttered parents" In response to Reply # 0 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.
>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.