Why ask? If someone makes less than you, they’ll feel slightly inferior. If they make more, they’ll probably be met with resentment.
As a student, the only thing I’m amassing is a wealth of debts.[/quote]
Money holds the ultimate jealousy factor. In fact, I would say jealous people alienate rich people more so than the other way around, and then call rich people snobby and exclusive. Anyways,
Maybe quality of life would be better to describe?
I have a decent condo roughly 1000sq feet. Wood floors in the living area, slate in the kitchen/modern appliances/opens to living area and burberry carpet in the bedroom. Built in bookshelves blah blah blah. The bathroom looks like a nice hotel bathroom, but cheap for a home. I may renovate it.
It is about ten minutes from downtown Houston. I used to have a gf for a few months and she helped me pick out decorations and wall colors. It looks pretty good. Sage green for the walls and earth tone furniture. Random meaningless paintings that fit the color scheme on the wall. A fake plant in the corner by the balcony door.
I actually bought it as a repo. It cost half of what it should. Which is fucking awesome. When I sell one day I won’t even have to really do shit to turn at least 50% profit. And if the area’s development continues I may just go in to real estate speculation when I sell.
I drive a new F-150, 2008. Fx4 package, 4 door. I need it for work. They require 4 doors to entertain and I hate cars plus SUV’s today look like minivans to me.
I get a car allowance. From work. But it’s my truck. I bought it in February of 2008 though, before economic shit really hit the fan. I did negotiate a pretty good deal but could have stolen the bank with it had I known and waited a few months to buy.
I put a set amount in to my 401 through work and my private IRA, plus I buy some stock individually online each month. I’m probably going to cut back on weekend fun shit and put more in to the market, maybe some mutual funds, while it is so cheap.
I’m not living high on the hog yet as losing my job would be a hell of a fiasco. I could make it about 5 months if I lived like a hermit and quit investing. THen I would have to start to selling off stock, maybe the condo etc… bad news. In a few years that security level should change though.
My goal, though aggressive, is to be an independent millionaire (2mil) by the time I’m 32. Counting equity and assets. We will see what life throws my way.
I don’t plan to have a family so my overhead will stay low. I am degreed, have a strong network and am fucking awesome at what I do. (entertain people and convince them to spend money through me and my company) so if I stick to my own plan and don’t encounter a car wreck or something, I should be fine.
Then, the investment hat will go on and I’ll build as much wealth as I can in to my middle age and hope it doesn’t go up in smoke like the old people’s investments of today.