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Old 06-24-2009, 11:43 AM   #101
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Turbo, you're right, and you've already planned on selling the '01.

Now looking at newer WRXs was irresponsible, but you've realized that as well.

Don't worry, as soon as you see that kid's face it will all click. You won't have any problem getting it in gear, getting off support (you can buy nicer diapers when they come out of your own check, etc.), and getting to the point where you'll be really happy, and really proud of your life.

At that point we'd love to hear about your awesome DIY projects you figured out when you were too broke to order the nice parts.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #102
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My wife and I are actually looking to adopt right now.

And my credit score from all three bureaus is above 800 (and so are my wife's) at least partially because I don't have a turbo on my Miata yet. I don't buy what I don't need when times are tough. I don't have any car payments because I only buy used cars that I can afford to pay cash for. My DD has 265k miles on it and runs 800 miles a week (sales job). I own a ten year old house in the Tampa area that is comfortable, but smallish and it is nearly paid off. I own a nice sized lake house in the Atlanta area that is four years old and isn't paid off, but I'm not upside down in it. I've decided to sell it, not because I want to, but so we can better afford to adopt. (Anybody want to buy a lake house?)

What bothers me most is working so hard and doing without some of the things I want so that the government can confiscate my earnings at the point of a gun and give them to perfectly healthy and capable people who choose to **** off and have a good time and have nice **** at the expense of their true needs.

I don't have a turbo Miata. It is a '96 with stock wheels, bad paint, and I paid cash. I have a 27" CRT television and not a big flatscreen (because it is all I need, not what I want). I don't have a fancy cell phone. I don't own an ipod (would like, but don't need). I spent the last year restoring an old boat because I couldn't justify buying a new one. I did all the work with my hands even though I could have paid someone to do it because I couldn't justify the expense for a play toy. The '68 GTO I built up from a rusted hull when I was working my way through college needs the body and paint work redone again, but I can't justify the expense right now for a play toy. I'll drive it ugly. I don't have a video game system because I spend so much time in reality or vice versa. And I can't justify the expense for that play toy. Would I rather drive a newer vehicle everyday? Yes, I would. Could I afford it? Yes, I could. Should I buy one? **** no, the old one runs fine. And every payment I don't make on a newer vehicle is money I get to keep. I'm a greedy bastard that way. I earned it and I want to keep it.

I've got $20k+ limits on four credit cards that have zero balances every month. Growing up is having money and not spending it, having credit and not using it, delaying gratification for some greater goal down the road. Growing up is also having a dick and not using it every time you get the opportunity. If the time is not right or the risk to reward is too great, stay at home, keep it in you pants (credit card, cash, and dick).

I do without now by choice so that I will not have to do without later. I will not work until I die. I will retire well and when I am ready. And I will support lazy ***** against my will until the country is taken back or left behind by the responsible and productive element of our society.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #103
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:11 PM   #104
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SixShooter:

Tell me a little more about this lake house. I'll pass the info on to someone that might be interested

I'm interested, but my student loans are on the fast track right now. Priorities baby, priorities.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #105
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When did this turn into a bragging thread? Obviously hard work will usually garner results.

Turbo_4, good luck. It's unfortunate you have to "grow up" so fast, but I'm sure in the end it will all be worth it. And with the number of baby threads that seem to pop up on car forums, I think all of us might want to take a second look at a vasectomy.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:06 PM   #106
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Trust me, I may come off kind of cocky or whatever you want to call it but I'm the complete opposite. I don't have two cars on purpose. If you recall my other thread the 01 was the car I had bought for someone....I kept it around so I could drive it every day and work on turbo-ing the 97. I just never got around to selling it. Now is that time. My 97 has been the cheapest budget build...barely exceeding 1 grand including the xtd clutch....lol. I am the definition of cheap. I am a college student, keep in mind, so I really do having nothing. Shitty furniture...no real possesions....My pride and joy has been my old 97...can you blame me for wanting to hold onto the one thing that I have that makes me happy? I already go to school 45 mins away all morning and work all night. Now I'm going to have to find some way to still go to school and finish and work even more while she is out on leave. That's probably where the money from the 01 will come in handy. I'm almost done with school so the faster I finish the quicker I can get at least something of an aviation job...flight instruction...tossing bags...whatever I can get.


Btw, I saw ya'll talking about credit scores...mine a year ago(when I was 20) was a 725...if that gives you an idea of my responsibility ;-)
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:08 PM   #107
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Maybe we are being a little harsh. Your life did kind of land you in this situation.

I'm not sure about the timing, but if the baby comes during winter break it will be a little easier. This also means you only have one HARD semester. My daughter was born mid-semester and I took two weeks off to take care of my wife (**** my mother-in-law that heartless abusive bitch). I had to get ahead and school work, catch up later, and used all my vacation hours. I still got a 4.0 that semester, and you can too.

Hang in there, don't let go of your fun car like I said earlier, and let the harsh criticism roll off a little, we only shout so hard because either we've been there, or know someone that has, and you always want those you know to succeed.

Sounds like you know what you're doing, just get off my tax money as soon as you can. You may call it a loan, I call it the reason this country is starting to go south.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #108
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Sounds like you know what you're doing, just get off my tax money as soon as you can. You may call it a loan, I call it the reason this country is starting to go south.
That and our government keeps pissing it away on stupid **** that is doing nothing good for us. But yeah, only stay on the stamps for as long as you have to. At least you are getting an education and trying to do well and don't have 4 kids at 21, a Monte Carlo sitting on 24'' spinners and a new big screen TV. At least I hope not.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #109
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I don't know, or really care what your spending habits are like. I know if I was you though it would be PB&J every day, oatmeal for breakfast. Walk or ride my bike whenever possible. No going out on Fridays nights. Basically work/school/sleep.

I will admit it is a tough situation, and I would be all for you using every asset that is available to you... until you mentioned what kind of car you wanted to buy... and the fact that you want to keep your Miatas.

Life takes a dump on just about everyone. Clearly you are getting **** on right now (Not with a baby, but money issues, the baby is the upside to all of this IMO).
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #110
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Maybe we are being a little harsh. Your life did kind of land you in this situation.
I can see it now. He'd just left the local nursing home after a full day of playing bridge with the childless and widowed elderly and was walking down the street on his way to pick up a box full of kittens to deliver to a group of blinded Somali war orphans. As he stepped aside to allow a disabled veteran to pass, he tripped over a bundle of conservative right wing newspapers, slipped upon a pool of carelessly discarded used motor oil and fell, dick-first, into his liberated-yet-abstinent girlfriend with whom he had exchanged purity rings the day before, while sharing a strawberry milkshake in celebration of their successful petition to block the construction of a uranium processing factory (which was to have been built adjacent to the local pediatric hospital) at that afternoon's town hall meeting.

Life totally fucked this poor guy over.
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Life totally fucked this poor guy over.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:23 AM   #112
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Brilliant Joe!

I was referring to his car situation (OP topic) with that line. We did see him dumb cheating ex and end up with two Miatae. And he has had the turbo up for sale.

The rest of his life....well we've given enough criticism...I was trying to encouragement to GET HIS **** STRAIGHT AND STOP LEACHIN' OFF THE GUBMENT TEAT.

I hope his attitude regarding what is morally acceptable as he looks forward to supporting a family changes, but judging by some of his responses in this thread he may be an entitlement junkie for life.

I always find it funny when I hear what I consider "normal situation" people trying to justify pulling support. I must know 20+ people in the same situation, myself included, whose lives make those excuses sound like exactly that: EXCUSES - taxpayer funded excuses.

Put it this way Turbo...when you walked in to get food stamps, would you have done the same thing if it meant posting a thread for everyone on this forum to paypal you $10 for groceries?




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Your sig line should read:

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I'm going to finish my one year left in school at your cost.
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I see people living off my taxes every day and it pisses me off too. But there are a couple of ways to look at this.

My father was a engineering student when my mom became pregnant with my older sister, in an effort to be responsible he quit school and got a full time job. 45 years later he is still working construction, he has an insane work ethic, never used any government aid at any time, but we were broke.

On the other hand my sister divorced her cheating husband with two kids and only had experience as a house wife. He quickly became a deadbeat and she never really saw any support. She had to get goverment assistance for several years while she when to school and found a career. She is now making good money, and paying back into the system.

The system was designed to help people get back on there feet when needed, it's the abuse of the system that has ruined it. It doesn't sound like turbo is abusing it, as long as he isn't sporting the fancy cars and TV's at our expense. If your eating PB&J's, and using my money to feed and diaper your kid, your welcome to it. Just get off it ASAP, and start putting back into the system.
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Your sig line should read:
I see what you did there.

I liked that he was at once saying that he only has one year of school (college, presumably) left and still buggers up the phrase "at all costs".
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In all seriousness, when it comes to life ******* people over, I guess I'm a bit jaded.

My father, who despite being a bit of a nimrod a times, was the academic one in the family, and had just entered college (the first of the family to do so) when Fidel Castro started making life generally unpleasant. After a brief period running guns for the counter-revolutionaries, he and his three brothers came to the states (with no money and no possessions apart from what they could carry) after depositing their mother and her sister in San Juan with a cousin who had left earlier. Speaking no English, they worked menial jobs in New York for several years to earn money to support the family. (During this time, none of them impregnated anybody.) Eventually my father went to Spain to attend medical school while his brothers went back to Puerto Rico to re-establish the family textile business, which they, in turn, used to help support him as well. After graduation, my father returned to the states and found work, whereupon he paid back my uncles and collectively they bought a new house for their mother and aunt in Hato Rey. Only then did they start making babies, to include yours truly. No welfare or public assistance was disbursed in the process.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:13 AM   #116
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The sad part is I'm already living off of pb&j and raman. That's been my life for the last 3 years. I see my career as a plan. Everyday everything seems to sink in a little bit more. It's crazy...I've was thinking there was no way there could be any more on my plate as there is. My life has already been **** since starting school. I've never really been able to go out that much. Five-six hours of school with an hour commute round trip followed by immedietly going to work for another 6-7 hours...comming home doing homework and planning my flights for another couple hours then waking up and doing it all over again. I seriously get like 5 hours of sleep a night as is...now there's going to be a baby added to that too...jesus christ. But it's all motivation, right? The quicker I finish school the quicker I can stop doing 14+ hour days and can start doing more lagit work.
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You need to take more English classes....seriously. If you start sending out resumes and they resemble your posts on here, you'll get laughed at.
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Threads like this make me despondent and want to leave this country.
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The quicker I finish school the quicker I can stop doing 14+ hour days and can start doing more lagit work.
The word is legit, as in illegitimate.
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The word is legit, as in illegitimate.
Oh no he di-int
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