cyphire, you sound like you have your priorities in order. You’ve achieved success without selling out your ideals. Us liberals are under appreciated. We care about the world, not just our pocket books.
Ok, I confess, I used to be a spender. I ate out every night and spent frivolously on everything. But no more. I’ve reformed since about 2001 and I haven’t bought a big ticket item since then. I drive my brothers’ hand-me-down cars. They are car buffs so I let them take the depreciation for me and it doesn’t cost me a penny. I prepare my own meals because it’s healthier and tastier. I now only eat restaurant food when I go out with friends.
My only remaining vice is that I want an architecturally designed house with a view. But even that is changing. Maybe I’ll just get a condo and call it quits.
You’re right contraman. I feels good to downsize. Plus the bank account likes it too.
So if financial ARMageddon comes about, I think that I’ll be fine. I have no debt and I can always grow vegetables and raise chicken and rabbits in the backyard (as long as we still have water). Afterall, the Brits did it during WWII and they turned out just fine.
About Craigslist, there’s everything on there. What if people would just trade on Craigslist and never buy anything new again? Craig is certainly on to something and I commend him for not selling out and keeping the site free and free of ads.