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Old 02-24-2013, 07:28 PM   #2101
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Why does it matter? 300 is a lot to anyone. Even someone with millions.
Just because you can scoff at another's "measly expense" doesn't make you a better person.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #2102
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You don't have to budget when you're rent-free?
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Why does it matter? 300 is a lot to anyone. Even someone with millions.
Just because you can scoff at another's "measly expense" doesn't make you a better person.
It's called perspective, Kyle. $300 is chump change where cars are concerned. No one has said a word about being better because of what they are able to afford. Good grief.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #2103
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Do you pay rent?
He's 17 and still in school, earned every dollar that has gone into that car, has "0" debt, goes commercial fishing every summer, only buys stuff when he has money and does ALL his own work. Anyone with kids would be proud to have a kid this responsible.

No matter how much you put into a car, it sucks when you have to come up with unexpected cash... some people just pull out the plastic but if you're being responsible, you wait to have the cash. There's a reason the BRAT wasn't done last summer.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #2104
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He's 17 and still in school, earned every dollar that has gone into that car, has "0" debt, goes commercial fishing every summer, only buys stuff when he has money and does ALL his own work. Anyone with kids would be proud to have a kid this responsible.

And yeah, no matter how much you put into a car, it sucks when you have to come up with unexpected cash... some people just pull out the plastic but if you're being responsible, you wait to have the cash. There's a reason the BRAT wasn't done last summer.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #2105
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He's 17 and still in school, earned every dollar that has gone into that car, has "0" debt, goes commercial fishing every summer, only buys stuff when he has money and does ALL his own work. Anyone with kids would be proud to have a kid this responsible.

And yeah, no matter how much you put into a car, it sucks when you have to come up with unexpected cash.
I think Caleb is an exemplary kid. Never said otherwise.

At the same time, there are plenty of kids who work that hard and give every cent they earn just to put a roof over their head, food in their belly or clothes on their back. Again, it's perspective. A Turbo, AWD car at 17 is a privilege, not a necessity. Putting every cent you earn into a vehicle is a GOOD problem to have.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #2106
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He's 17 and still in school, earned every dollar that has gone into that car, has "0" debt, goes commercial fishing every summer, only buys stuff when he has money and does ALL his own work. Anyone with kids would be proud to have a kid this responsible.

No matter how much you put into a car, it sucks when you have to come up with unexpected cash... some people just pull out the plastic but if you're being responsible, you wait to have the cash. There's a reason the BRAT wasn't done last summer.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #2107
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It's called perspective, Kyle. $300 is chump change where cars are concerned. No one has said a word about being better because of what they are able to afford. Good grief.
I suppose, but 300 is still a considerable expense even when talking about cars.
It's just the way I perceived it through text, guess it just rubbed me the wrong way.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:46 PM   #2108
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A Turbo AWD car at 17 is a privilege, not a necessity. Putting every cent you earn into a vehicle is a GOOD problem to have.
Remember... It was just a wore out N/A wagon before he got ahold of it. That 17 has vision. Lol

And I know you weren't going after Caleb
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #2109
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Wow looks like I started a riot

FYI, the 300 was just a random figure, I have no idea how much I've spent. And I wasn't originally saying that 300 was a lot of money, was just saying that those little expenses add up and now you don't have money for that short shifter you wanted. Haha.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 PM   #2110
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Jesus guys, listen I commend Caleb for what he's put into his car at his age and yeah he is one of the more responsible teens I've met and the fact that he works hard for what he can buy but I think the point nomad was making was he has no other real responsibilities to cover like rent, food etc. $300 for an adult regardless of financial position can be alot at any given time, look at me and how long it's taken me to get my car where it is, I have other priorities for my money besides my car, but when I have the spare cash to do something I try to. So let's try and curb these pissing matches over things that honestly don't matter in the greater scheme of things, just my .02 worth some may agree and some may not , either way it's my opinion .
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #2111
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Jesus guys, listen I commend Caleb for what he's put into his car at his age and yeah he is one of the more responsible teens I've met and the fact that he works hard for what he can buy but I think the point nomad was making was he has no other real responsibilities to cover like rent, food etc. $300 for an adult regardless of financial position can be alot at any given time, look at me and how long it's taken me to get my car where it is, I have other priorities for my money besides my car, but when I have the spare cash to do something I try to. So let's try and curb these pissing matches over things that honestly don't matter in the greater scheme of things, just my .02 worth some may agree and some may not , either way it's my opinion .


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Old 02-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #2112
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Lmao nice Mr. Carter
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #2113
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #2114
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #2115
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You guys are really something. You rush to the defense of Caleb and make all these claims about what this guy has done. I have nothing but respect for him. I like him immensely and admire his car too..but lets be realistic. He has a beautiful home over his head. He was raised by good, Christian, hard working parents who care about him and watch out for him. He probably doesn't have to worry about what he is going to eat each night. He doesn't have to worry about clean clothes. He has lots of friends. He isn't responsible for anyone other than himself. He works to 'have things' not to support himself.

By the same standards you folks mention,

I left my family home at 19 and put myself through college. I busted my hump for 25 years to get where I was in my career field. No one gave me anything, I earned it. I crossed the entire North American Continent to get where I needed to advance myself. I waited until age 35 to buy my first turbo car. I raised a family in the meantime too. When my oldest two were finishing up their teen years, I went back to school at 45 years old. I already had a 100K+a year earning job in a high risk job, A point when most people are "good" and just rest on their laurels for their max earning years. I did this simply because I felt compelled to strive towards my potential higher self. I knew I had more to give, that there was more in me. I knew, deep down inside, I was just coasting where I was as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic. I knew that I could do more to honor my God given gifts.

I drove a 10 year old car while others purchased new toys. I sacrificed, I saved, reduced overhead and bit off on a 27 month graduate program during which I was forbidden to work. I earned up until the day I left for SEATTLE.

3 months ago, my old faithful Bugeye finally gave up the ghost @132K. The motor HAD to be replaced. I weighed the consequences and BIT the bullet. I had neither the time nor the resources to do a build in my garage. I cashed in Certificates of Deposits that weren't earning much interest these days as well as retirement accounts at a high penalty. No one gave me that money. I had earned it in a high risk occupation. I didn't spend every nickel of what I had earned. I put it away for a rainy day. That day came at an inopportune time. Thank goodness I had the common sense and wisdom to have something tucked away.

I charged my parts and repair bills on my credit card to earn mileage. I've paid them off at the end of each month to avoid interest fees like a SMART CONSUMER. A five figure parts and repair bill, while not working for the last 22 months, still 5 months from graduation. No one to pay my mortgage for me each month, no one to pay my utilities, no one to pay my $7,000 per quarter tuition, but you go right ahead and bitch about your $300 expenses.

Like I said, its all about perspective.
p.s. BTW. 5 credit cards in my wallet…$50K available credit, zero balance.

Stick that in your turbo and light it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #2116
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You guys are really something. You rush to the defense of Caleb and make all these claims about what this guy has done. I have nothing but respect for him. I like him immensely and admire his car too..but lets be realistic. He has a beautiful home over his head. He was raised by good, Christian, hard working parents who care about him and watch out for him. He probably doesn't have to worry about what he is going to eat each night. He doesn't have to worry about clean clothes. He has lots of friends. He isn't responsible for anyone other than himself. He works to 'have things' not to support himself.

By the same standards you folks mention,

I left my family home at 19 and put myself through college. I busted my hump for 25 years to get where I was in my career field. No one gave me anything, I earned it. I crossed the entire North American Continent to get where I needed to advance myself. I waited until age 35 to buy my first turbo car. I raised a family in the meantime too. When my oldest two were finishing up their teen years, I went back to school at 45 years old. I already had a 100K+a year earning job in a high risk job, A point when most people are "good" and just rest on their laurels for their max earning years. I did this simply because I felt compelled to strive towards my potential higher self. I knew I had more to give, that there was more in me. I knew, deep down inside, I was just coasting where I was as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic. I knew that I could do more to honor my God given gifts.

I drove a 10 year old car while others purchased new toys. I sacrificed, I saved, reduced overhead and bit off on a 27 month graduate program during which I was forbidden to work. I earned up until the day I left for SEATTLE.

3 months ago, my old faithful Bugeye finally gave up the ghost @132K. The motor HAD to be replaced. I weighed the consequences and BIT the bullet. I had neither the time nor the resources to do a build in my garage. I cashed in Certificates of Deposits that weren't earning much interest these days as well as retirement accounts at a high penalty. No one gave me that money. I had earned it in a high risk occupation. I didn't spend every nickel of what I had earned. I put it away for a rainy day. That day came at an inopportune time. Thank goodness I had the common sense and wisdom to have something tucked away.

I charged my parts and repair bills on my credit card to earn mileage. I've paid them off at the end of each month to avoid interest fees like a SMART CONSUMER. A five figure parts and repair bill, while not working for the last 22 months, still 5 months from graduation. No one to pay my mortgage for me each month, no one to pay my utilities, no one to pay my $7,000 per quarter tuition, but you go right ahead and bitch about your $300 expenses.

Like I said, its all about perspective.
p.s. BTW. 5 credit cards in my wallet…$50K available credit, zero balance.

Stick that in your turbo and light it.
Please tell me there was a valid point to all of this!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:02 PM   #2117
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Please tell me there was a valid point to all of this!

In your case BJ, it was my last sentence.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:02 PM   #2118
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tl;dr version of Nomad's post...... "Don't live outside your means, Rome wasn't built in a day"
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #2119
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In your case BJ, it was my last sentence.
All that for me? What a guy!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:10 PM   #2120
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Closing the thread to cool down. See you all in a few days.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:52 AM   #2121
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #2123
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SHUT THE **** UP. NOBODY CARES.

I'll take my points.
Well, if that were true, it would be kind of foolish on your part, that you are quoting me. Don't you think?

Unless you're referring to yourself as the "nobody".

You and the rest of the parrot squad of yes men have fun with that one.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #2124
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SHUT THE **** UP. NOBODY CARES.

I'll take my points.
Congrats you have learned to be a douche bag behind a keyboard.

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