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Can anybody live comfortably being a Thousand-Aire??

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CALI
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Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:01 am - IP Logged

A broad definition I assume, would be making anywhere above, say $250K a year.

 

I’m sure everyone on this board wants to slam the Mega-Power sooner than later.

The 27 Million dollar question is… will it really improve the overall quality of one’s life?

After watching, the Curse of the Lottery; <snip> that was some scary <snip>.

After having worked for the last 20+ years, I am quite comfortable with my station in life. I am able to, travel around, eat wherever I want and live fairly well. Having a massive bank account would probably not increase the quality of my life.

I remember being in a 3rd world area and explaining about a Washer-Dryer system and some individuals indicated that they had never washed their clothes in any contraptions like this. After having traveled all over this big Mud Ball, especially the Middle East, we have it quite good here in the old USA.

Nothing wrong with having nice stuff. Trust me, whatever you buy, will break down in due time. My mechanic and I found that out, when we spent about 50 hours yanking the entire Engine/Trans-axle out of my Ferrari to do the 75K service.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that, we really don’t need untold millions to live well. With a proper budget and long-term vision, your life can be “all good” so to speak.

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    It depends on where you live and your taste in life.  I could live great on 100,000 to 150,000 a year after taxes, and if the house is paid for, property taxes are set aside and the cars are paid in full, in otherwords no bills for the next 41 years.

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        Money is a concept we all buy into, but really when you think about it, it is quite meaningless in and of itself.  It's a piece of paper we have all agreed means something.  I have never understood those who hoard money and live like paupers, or even live like kings for that matter.  Money is a tool.  You can use it to better yourself, your environment, the people around you and globally if you want.  Money can truly enrich the lives of those less fortunate and it might not take too much to make a difference.  You don't have to be 'rich' to be generous or make a difference.  People who want to win big so they can buy a boat or a fancy car are just vacant tools of our greed culture. 

         

        I worked as a server for a couple of years and I'd see 'rich' people come in and order an appetizer as their entree, order water and leave a miserly tip.  They could afford more both for their own meal and to leave a decent tip, but if you looked at their face, it was all pinched up in cheapness and that feeling of lack that so many 'rich' people have.  If they shared more, were more generous with others they'd also be more generous with themselves and enjoy life more.  Like they say, you can't take it with you.

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          So- did you manage to find parts to your Ferrari after you yanked the engine and tranny in this 3rd World Country?In some of these countries they have been known to use washing machine parts to function quite adequately in any vehicle....given the time.

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            Had to come back to the Bay Area and have Mr Lee knock it out. The parts list was stupid long. Live and learn...

             

             

            355SK1 F355 MAJOR SERVICE KIT (5.2) 1.00 1.00 1,600.00 1,440.00 $1,440.00

             

            163987 CAM SEAL 4.00 4.00 29.41 0.00 0.00

            158349 CAM O-RING (GREEN) 4.00 4.00 3.77 0.00 0.00

            140787 END PLATE GASKET 2.00 2.00 14.66 0.00 0.00

            149554 SPARK PLUG O-RING 8.00 8.00 3.23 0.00 0.00

            127816 FUEL BLOCK O-RING 2.00 2.00 4.90 0.00 0.00

            197654 OIL FILTER 1.00 1.00 43.48 0.00 0.00

            164417 WATER PUMP HOSE/ANGLE 2.00 2.00 101.50 0.00 0.00

            64612000 WATERPUMP S-HOSE 1.00 1.00 125.92 0.00 0.00

            10257060 WASHER/COPPER 1.00 1.00 0.90 0.00 0.00

            10261860 COPPER CRUSH WASHER 1.00 1.00 0.90 0.00 0.00

            PMR7A NGK PMR7A PLUG 8.00 8.00 22.50 0.00 0.00

            176156 DX VALVE COVER GASKET 1.00 1.00 32.28 0.00 0.00

            176157 SX VALVE COVER GASKET 1.00 1.00 32.28 0.00 0.00

            163620 SX PLUG COVER GASKET 1.00 1.00 16.92 0.00 0.00

            163621 DX PLUG COVER GASKET 1.00 1.00 16.92 0.00 0.00

            184986 TIMING BELT 2.00 2.00 161.69 0.00 0.00

            117792 FUEL FILTER 1.00 1.00 28.00 0.00 0.00

            10280060 WASHER/COPPER D. 14-20X1.5 2.00 2.00 0.90 0.00 0.00

            151562 AIR FILTER 2.00 2.00 44.15 0.00 0.00

            199832 POWER STEERING BELT 1.00 1.00 20.27 0.00 0.00

            199830 AC BELT/ALT BELT 1.00 1.00 27.74 0.00 0.00

            PT355 355 CAM BELT PULLEY 2.00 2.00 207.00 0.00 0.00

            117275 CAM O-RING 2.00 2.00 6.47 0.00 0.00

            114808 CAM BOLT O-RING 4.00 4.00 4.78 0.00 0.00

            199833 ALTERNATOR BELT 1.00 1.00 24.32 0.00

             

            Had to come back to the Bay Area and have my mech do it.

            Stupid parts list was massive...

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              Heck yeah I could live comfortably as a "thousandaire" I think I first hear that term coined by George Jefferson back in the day LOL, but as a thousandaire I wouldnt ever buy a Ferrarri, you can see the upkeep is horrendous. A F150 would do me just fine

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                Thousandaire- absolutely Chopper! Since we discussing " thousands" I could live with K40 a Month until casket time. That translates into $480,000 a year. That is more than enough.

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                  noise-gate, How many more years will you need $480,000/year.  Do you know your life span ?

                   $40,000 a month equals $1,333.33 a day.  That is sweet !Shocked

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                    A broad definition I assume, would be making anywhere above, say $250K a year.

                     

                    I’m sure everyone on this board wants to slam the Mega-Power sooner than later.

                    The 27 Million dollar question is… will it really improve the overall quality of one’s life?

                    After watching, the Curse of the Lottery; <snip> that was some scary <snip>.

                    After having worked for the last 20+ years, I am quite comfortable with my station in life. I am able to, travel around, eat wherever I want and live fairly well. Having a massive bank account would probably not increase the quality of my life.

                    I remember being in a 3rd world area and explaining about a Washer-Dryer system and some individuals indicated that they had never washed their clothes in any contraptions like this. After having traveled all over this big Mud Ball, especially the Middle East, we have it quite good here in the old USA.

                    Nothing wrong with having nice stuff. Trust me, whatever you buy, will break down in due time. My mechanic and I found that out, when we spent about 50 hours yanking the entire Engine/Trans-axle out of my Ferrari to do the 75K service.

                    I guess what I’m trying to say is that, we really don’t need untold millions to live well. With a proper budget and long-term vision, your life can be “all good” so to speak.

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                    I'm a thousandaire every month thanks to SS. Wehrn I retired I had over$36K in my 401K. Now it's down to  just over 8K. Also when I retired the company gave me severance of $49,997. That's gone thanks to my generosity to my sister. Bought her three used vehicles. The $800 van is now impounded. Then I bailed her bf out of jail and also payed their $400 electric bill. Then I and a friend of my friend both tried to get her back to U S. She got stranded in Beijing and then when she got sick we paid her hospital bill. She's not here and I can't pay for her ticket here anymore. At the moment I have just enough in the bank to pay bills. None of the above is anyone's fault but my own

                     God Bless America

                     

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                      Been there, Done that....

                      Helped my Wifes brother after he got out of Prison. He never had a good work ethic, so before I left to go back to the Middle East, I helped him get on SSDI.

                      The state gives him a check every month. He was only about 40 when this happened.

                      People that work like us, will always support the POS that wont contribute. Move On and enjoy the Retirement...

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                        noise-gate, How many more years will you need $480,000/year.  Do you know your life span ?

                         $40,000 a month equals $1,333.33 a day.  That is sweet !Shocked

                        I think the secret is to treat your retired income as a business. There are small companies that are pulling in over a Grand a day- why not you? If my income is fixed in stone, knowing full well that you getting K40 a month regardless- you going to keep that ship afloat ...until you put in the urn or casket- whatever your preference. 

                        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                           Gotchya  !  Enjoy a steady income until my last breath.   I prefer a burial at sea. Then my loved ones can visit me anytime by stepping into the surf.  Thank You noise-gate Big Grin

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                            Well guys....don't bet on that pension until you're getting it.  And even then, you'll have a target on your back for the rest of your life.

                             

                            I spent just under thirty years in a high-stress high-tech aviation field....ultimately making slightly six figures.  I was promised...and paid into...a pension of 65%.

                             

                            18 months before I had to retire (yes...'had to'.  We are forced out at a certain age) we were all told that 65% we'd been working for and had been paying for was now going to be 38%. Have a nice day!

                            You just can't back-pedal fast enough in 18 months to modify plans that were 28+ years in the making.

                             

                            My bucket list wasn't very much.  All I had wanted and dreamed to do in retirement was buy a motorcycle and hit the road.  Now, instead.....I scratch for each and every penny just to pay my mortgage (and it's only three figures) and the utilities.

                             

                            Like the man said...money is only a tool. You hoard your tools...they'll rust to nothing.  Leave your toolbox unguarded and your best friend will rob you blind the first chance he gets.

                             

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                            ps....before someone comments, no I cannot afford to play the lottery. Havent been able to afford a ticket for nearly seven years now. I just like hanging out here on a regular basis.

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                              That is sad, but I bet up up management got a good piece of their retirement.