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Old 01-14-2013, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s View Post
The Average American family makes $51,000 a year. They can't afford a BMW because the $500 lease payment is almost as much as their mortgage. Those aren't "poor" people. Those are just average people.

The wealthy know that true status comes from an impressive job title, strong investment portfolio, high net worth, early retirement, paid college educations, summer homes, and family vacations. The cars don't count. I know several multi-millionaires who are very happy in their 3 Series', Odyssey's, and Yukon's. I've got several friends in their AMG's and Porsche's, no knock on them, I'd do the same thing if I wanted to, I'd rather be smarter with my money.

I read a story in the NY times about a woman, homeless in Cheyenne, who was struggling to pay a $450 truck payment. Just. Plain. Nuts.

I like my E92 because of the way it drives. I don't think it conveys any status at all because, basically, a homeless person could own one.

Also status does not equal wealth. Article III judges don't make a lot.
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