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Old 10-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #51
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My comment was in response to a poster who said that $1k per year in interest was not a big deal.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #52
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Saw it. The essence of what the Dalai Lama is saying reinforces what I've been saying, even though you may not see it like that. He's basically saying not to devote your life to work and money at the expense of enjoying life. He's NOT saying that you should "live it up now because you may die tomorrow."

One way to make sure that you have long-term happiness is by not enslaving yourself with material things that you can't afford; instead learn that you can be happy with what you can afford. If you happen to be able to afford an STI, then great! But if it's a GC 2.5 RS or a $1500 Legacy wagon then realize that you can be happy with that, too.

I try to save money not for the love of money itself, but for the love of life and the freedom to enjoy it. Buying things that make you happy is part of what money is for... the trap comes when you buy more than you can afford. Living within your means will bring long-term happiness. Living outside your means will bring short-term happiness and long-term misery.

Pretty funny using the Dalai Lama's words against somebody who considers themselves a Buddhist, though!
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #53
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My comment was in response to a poster who said that $1k per year in interest was not a big deal. If you have so much money that giving away $1k is no big deal, then I want some!
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I think my post was the only one that mentioned $1000. The total cost of the loan mentioned was less than $1000. Not yearly.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #54
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I see a lot more house poor people than car poor, these days. I will never understand the desire for big fancy houses.

Asset my arswe
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #55
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Buying things that make you happy is part of what money is for...

Pretty funny using the Dalai Lama's words against somebody who considers themselves a Buddhist, though!
Buddhism teaches having no desires, so you might not be as Buddhist as you think.

I didnt mean to get religious, I rarely post on here but this kid was annoying me.. Deuces kiddos!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #56
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I sure dislike when people project themselves onto others. Offer advice instead of projecting beliefs.
He obviously has never driven a 700hp GTR
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #57
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Actually I used to sell Nissans, sold and driven many GTrs. However credit in the USA is very different .
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #58
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I see a lot more house poor people than car poor, these days. I will never understand the desire for big fancy houses.

Asset my arswe
True true

I spend money (more money than I should) on my car because I love cars. I have a normal house because I don't need a McMansion.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:31 PM   #59
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Switching out cars is a bad idea just because you "like to do it," unless you are profiting each time you do it (I know some guys who do that). If you're going from one car note to the next, that's just not smart financially.

I definitely understand wanting your wife to drive a reliable car. I think every husband is the same way. However, it's a myth that a car can't be $5-$6k, or have over 100,000 miles, and be reliable. Any machine can be reliable if it's well-maintained.

Well, I've said my peace. I think everyone knows where I stand by now. Some folks agree with some or all of it, and some don't. That's fine; each person has to live with the consequences of their actions -- both good and bad.

Best of luck to the OP with his new STI. I hope you pay it off early and hang onto it until it's a classic!
That's why I lease my cars. Low payment, value of the car is garuanteed at the end of the lease and best of all I dont pay for any security deposits nor do they charge me for damage unless it is very significant.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #60
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True true

I spend money (more money than I should) on my car because I love cars. I have a normal house because I don't need a McMansion.
Heck ya! House size limit for me is around 2000 square feet. We have been looking at newer homes in our area and they are just too big at times. Nice homes, but too much up keep IMHO. We have a hard time with our 1100 square footer now!!

I just want to get into an area that is around 200K with a decent HOA. I know not all HOAs are perfect, but living without one now is such a pain!!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:50 PM   #61
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Shi... My house cost me 56k. I guess that's why I drive a dirty old impreza. Not outside my means.
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