Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities
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Barefootgirl wrote:It seems if I were going to brag, I might better display obvious signs of wealth. Instead, some people assume I have savings because I don't spend in obvious ways, so the irony here is that the one who lives modestly may be expected to subsidize those who live less modestly.
This is my fear as a 20-something who actually saves for retirement. I'm on pace to be quite wealthy when I am 50.
My brothers on the other hand... not so much.
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A similar situation. My in-law relative is a very pretentious, lavish spender, always the big shot. I would guess net worth is quit low; my net worth is quit high. I allow him to buy expensive suppers, vacation rentals, etc. It does not bother me at all.
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I and half my friends are in category one. The other half are in laws and quite a number of acquaintances. While i have nipped the mooching in the bud the category twos conversations often express their overall desire to "take" from category one.