Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Regional Municipality of Durham
I agree 100% with Inglewood and ExDilbert. They're struggling to pay their bills, but theyre buying $7 latte's at Star Bucks every day, they can not afford home ownership but they take 2-3 caribbean vacations every year, They complain the cost of living is going up, but they eat at $100+ meal at Red Lobster every 2 weeks. At 24 years old my parents had bought a home, and had kids. The reason is because my dad did not splurge on things, he was cheap, he saved his money, he worked overtime when it was available, he supported us. Now its my turn, I got married, I bought a house, have kids, have 2 decent cars (not fancy ones), I think I am doing damn well in life, I do not go on 2 tropical vacations every year, heck I have not gone away in a few years, its not a necessity. The last time I went on a tropical vacation was my HunnyMoon. I do not drive fancy cars like Bimmers or Benz's like my friends do, Not only are the cars pricey but the service on them is also cost a lot more. I make sandwitches, pasta, salads, soups and take left overs to work every day. ONCE IN A WHILE I will *TREAT* myself and buy lunch at the Caff, or go to a restaurant with some co-workers, but NOT ALL THE TIME. I try to drink the office coffee instead of spending money on Tim Horton, tho I realy like my Timmies. Sometimes I will buy the Tassimo K-Kups and brew them myself in my Keurig Brewer at home in the morning and take it to work in my travel mug, it saves money compared to buying a coffee at the coffee shop.
I do not have a $120+ dollar a month cell phone plan with all the bells and whistles. Instead I am paying like in the $40-50 range, and I want to try to lower this too, I do not use long distance on my cell phone if I need to make a LD call I will use my home phone line cus LD is included in that plan. I do not subscribe to ALL the TV channels, I do not need the biggest TV package that exists. but I also do not subscribe to the minimum either, I am somewhere in the middle, and have sports and movies, the sports channels are for me, the movie channels are for my wife. I know a heck of a lot of people in my generation and in my circle around me DO NOT FOLLOW THE SAME HABITS that I do and they are all about spending and getting high quality of life, but my life is already very high in quality, you do not need to spend what you do not have to higher your life style. you just gotta be smart.
Bell Satellite TV, 9400 HD PVR, 65 Inch LED TV, Smart Blue Ray Player, No sound system.