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Old 05-16-2021, 11:15 AM   #21
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I'm sure there are people out there who would be more than happy to be able to sell their wife and their kids on ebay to live a more minimalist life.
Eh-heh...the husband section would also be plenty full I'm sure.
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Old 05-16-2021, 01:17 PM   #22
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The problem is what is the point of buying a ton of stuff if we're all going to drop dead eventually? Sure, buying things we like is fine, but after awhile it starts to become too much. As I said, we can't take our stuff with us into the afterlife after we die, so our family members will either just sell off or trash our collections of toys/videogames/comics/books/DVD's and blurays, etc anyway.

As I've gotten older I realized why am I accumulating all this stuff when we're all going to drop dead eventually?
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Old 05-16-2021, 01:19 PM   #23
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The problem is what is the point of buying a ton of stuff if we're all going to drop dead eventually? Sure, buying things we like is fine, but after awhile it starts to become too much. As I said, we can't take our stuff with us into the afterlife after we die, so our family members will either just sell off or trash our collections of toys/videogames/comics/books/DVD's and blurays, etc anyway.

As I've gotten older I realized why am I accumulating all this stuff when we're all going to drop dead eventually?
Can't take it with you.
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Old 05-16-2021, 01:31 PM   #24
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The point is to have fun with it in the meantime, slappy.

I mean if it's not getting you hard in the Here and Now, then sure, it's probably pointless. But if it makes a person happy then that's "reason" enough in itself.

My Dad was a near-obsessive sports card collector. Bought just bout everything that came out between 1987 and 2005 or so. I knew I'd "inherit" all of it eventually, despite the fact that I'm not into that stuff. I told him all I'd end up doing is selling it off since I have no use for them; he was like "That's fine; I'll be dead, I'm not gonna give a sh*t what you do with 'em, that's your business."

I still gotta go through all that stuff and re-organize it so I CAN sell it (it all got jumbled up in one of our many moves). Probably not actually worth much but I'll be able to get something just for the sheer mass of it. I got a guy who's gonna look at it for me, I just never got around to going through the stuff. One day.
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Old 05-16-2021, 02:41 PM   #25
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The problem is what is the point of buying a ton of stuff if we're all going to drop dead eventually?
What is the point of living if we're all going to drop dead eventually?
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Old 05-16-2021, 03:12 PM   #26
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What is the point of living if we're all going to drop dead eventually?
The philosophy is getting too deep now for 90% of Technodrome registrants - especially the ones that need safe spaces and are hiding. You are going to scare them with existential dread and they might call you a racist for it.

Be careful.

Be.

Careful.....
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Old 05-18-2021, 04:48 PM   #27
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I've also noticed since I've stopped buying things besides a few videogames here and there how high the number in my bank account has been getting. Just by not buying things, the number goes up instead of down. It's a weird feeling, I'm not using that money to buy anything in particular (not counting the usual bills, or food, etc), and just seeing the number go up in my account is good enough for me.

Now I have a ton of money I have no idea what to do with. It's a very weird feeling.
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Old 05-18-2021, 05:09 PM   #28
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Good for you, Cyber. You should consider investing a part of your money OR put them aside for your future android body
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Old 05-18-2021, 05:43 PM   #29
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them aside for your future android body

That is some future financial planning right there..... Now I want to banter with SDP about investing to include artificial body transfer....
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Old 05-18-2021, 05:45 PM   #30
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I've also noticed since I've stopped buying things besides a few videogames here and there how high the number in my bank account has been getting. Just by not buying things, the number goes up instead of down. It's a weird feeling, I'm not using that money to buy anything in particular (not counting the usual bills, or food, etc), and just seeing the number go up in my account is good enough for me.

Now I have a ton of money I have no idea what to do with. It's a very weird feeling.
How much do you have? Don't beat around the bush, boy. Dazzle us with your savings.
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Old 05-18-2021, 05:48 PM   #31
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You're in step 1. Step 2 is investing that money to make yourself more money and you'll realize you've wasted your money all the time you weren't investing it and just let it depreciate in your bank account.

How much money would you have if you hadn't bought stupid **** and invested on bitcoin?
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Old 05-18-2021, 06:00 PM   #32
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How much do you have? Don't beat around the bush, boy. Dazzle us with your savings.
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I have roughly 180k.


Don't spread it around.
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Old 05-18-2021, 06:26 PM   #33
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I have roughly 180k.


Don't spread it around.
That's a good start for the appropriate mutual funds in a brokerage account that you could get that money working, man.

The truth is that if you picked your own stocks and spread that money out nicely you could easily be looking at 4 - 6k a year in dividend income that you could spend on $#!( or reinvest in order to compound your money. 4k in dividends would come from common stock picks, but you could get jack it up there to 6k+ if you invested into REITS and BDC's as well. Maybe even 8k a year with 180 to start - and that's just in a dividend and earnings matrix before you even talk about growth. You could also seed a crypto account where places like BlockFi, Voyager and Gemini are paying high interest rates as well.

Your amount there is a good starting seed money to spread between both a brokerage account and a high-yield-crypto account, man. I'm not giving you advice, but rather just talking about the information.

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Old 05-18-2021, 08:11 PM   #34
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Don't spread it around.
Thanks for sharing. Pretty snazzy. I hope you at least eat whatever you feel like.
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Old 05-19-2021, 12:46 AM   #35
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To answer the question, no.

Wanting things doesn’t mean you’re too materialistic or shallow. It’s natural to want stuff in physical form even if just to admire. It makes your interests/hobby more personal. As long you can afford it and doesn’t get out of control (which would indicate a different problem).

If you know me I’m quite a conservative person. I don’t like splurging and I end up waiting for a lot things. My collection of toys/games is kind of big but it’s taken years to get. Some is from when I was kid. I don’t have room to display it all but it’s still important to me.
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