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Old 12-01-2019, 04:54 AM   #31  
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Originally Posted by badflaps View Post
As a career pessimist, I can't help think that these may be the "Good old days."

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Old 12-02-2019, 10:37 AM   #32  
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Originally Posted by RiddleEagle18 View Post
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:34 PM   #33  
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Originally Posted by sailingfun View Post
Widebody captains at Delta can easily make 50,000 a month currently. There were even a few 90,000 months on the 350 last year.
How is that possible?
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:10 PM   #34  
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Originally Posted by 500and2 View Post
i agree.

if everyone didn't go waste their money on new cadillac's/hummer's/etc they would be able to pay off debt and invest for their retirement (we all know that the company will not do it for you anymore)

materialism is rampant in our society. Hard to imagine what it will be like the next 10-20yrs.

Educating your children on the pitfalls of such decisions is vital. They probably won't listen now.... but hopefully will thankyou for the "talk" later in life.


Americans have been transformed from producers to consumers.... It is crazy how much crap people buy that they do not need and no longer value after a short time after the purchase. Impulse purchases... black friday sales, etc. People have been programmed to buy stuff and get a temporary high from shopping/having something new.

I read a quote saying "you can still be poor making a million dollars a year." If you spend more than you make, you will never be rich. I am trying to get my wife on board with saving money and to not feel the need to spend.

I think everyone should go see a financial planner (especially families) I always hear these figures that something like 60% of Americans do not have $400 in their bank account for emergencies. Like you said, it is all about education.
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:29 PM   #35  
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Spend some time on the Bogleheads website. They have a very active forum that can answer all your financial questions.
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