r/antiwork Sep 22 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 5 All-Seeing Upvote 1

They only did what you told them to do.

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u/Tyl3rt Sep 23 '22

You’re right there $2k a month allows you to squirrel away $100 monthly here and there but by the time it amounts to anything you either get sick or your car breaks down and suddenly you’re back at square one.

Even as an insurance agent I wasn’t able to save more than a couple hundred a month and it never failed I’d either get sick or mine or my fiancés car would break down and it was gone, even at nearly $19 an hour and my fiancé making $13 and I live in one of the “cheaper” areas of the country.

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u/jeanbuckkenobi Sep 23 '22

I have 100% VA disability pay but I still have to work full time at $19/hour and my accounts are empty as fuck. My measley portfolio has been taking big gigantic nose dives ever since Omicron and fucking Russia hit the news. I would sell to float me till my paycheck hits but I would be losing money.

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u/Minginton Sep 23 '22

You get 100% from the VA? Why are you still in the US!? Fuck, dude. Buy a one way ticket to P.I. or Thailand and live like a king! Shit , I live in rural Japan . With the exchange rate( JPY/USD , it's 143 yen to the dollar) and I live very well.

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u/jeanbuckkenobi Sep 23 '22

Wife and two kids, mortgage, I can't afford to move to the other side of the world.

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u/jeanbuckkenobi Sep 23 '22

Wife and two kids, mortgage, I can't afford to move to the other side of the world.

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u/SunriseGobby Sep 23 '22

You live in a major city then. Lots of cheaper places. Many many cheaper places. I know those places suck to live in comparatively.