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Old 10-23-2017, 12:08 AM
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My Dad is 84 and he won't buy a new truck either, and I KNOW he has the money to do it - he's just too cheap!!! I keep telling him he can't take it with him and if he has any $$$$ left over there's just gong to be a brawl amongst all my siblings!!!!
My mom is older than that and won't even spend the little bit it would take to buy a pair of shoes that actually fit her. She acts like it's still the Great Depression that she grew up in, and thinks everything is too expensive. I already knew she had a a bunch of money in the bank and one day I saw some mail on her kitchen table concerning an investment I didn't know she had. One of my brothers said she has close to 1/4 of a million dollars. My guess is that the 3 of us will get around $70,000 each. Two of us are planning on getting new trucks when we have the money for them.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:38 PM
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In my case it isn't about the money. I get your dad. We came from a generation that frugal was a way of life, not a word we gave any thought to. We replaced things when they broke and could not be fixed, or when a newer tool made our lives easier or more productive. With the cost of new vehicles and trucks in particular where they are at today, I just can't justify it. Now if they were in the low 40's maybe, but just looked at one tonight that was $85K, and it wasn't even a Laredo. It was basically the same truck I already had in the driveway. Paid for. That is like lighting a cigar with $100 dollar bills. I got better things to do with my $.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:54 PM
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My mom is older than that and won't even spend the little bit it would take to buy a pair of shoes that actually fit her. She acts like it's still the Great Depression that she grew up in, and thinks everything is too expensive. I already knew she had a a bunch of money in the bank and one day I saw some mail on her kitchen table concerning an investment I didn't know she had. One of my brothers said she has close to 1/4 of a million dollars. My guess is that the 3 of us will get around $70,000 each. Two of us are planning on getting new trucks when we have the money for them.



I have so many siblings that what's ever left over won't mean a whole lot. To me any way - some of my siblings may see it differently. I'm pretty sure it won't be enough for a new truck...
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:03 PM
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In my case it isn't about the money. I get your dad. We came from a generation that frugal was a way of life, not a word we gave any thought to. We replaced things when they broke and could not be fixed, or when a newer tool made our lives easier or more productive. With the cost of new vehicles and trucks in particular where they are at today, I just can't justify it. Now if they were in the low 40's maybe, but just looked at one tonight that was $85K, and it wasn't even a Laredo. It was basically the same truck I already had in the driveway. Paid for. That is like lighting a cigar with $100 dollar bills. I got better things to do with my $.



That's just it - he's not doing anything with his money - it's just sitting in the bank!!! I would rather see him buy a new vehicle or three and maybe travel and enjoy himself. Even if he traveled he'd do it on the cheap. When I travel (which I do a lot) I like to fly business and stay at Marriott's. My company pays for a fair amount of my travel, though, They will pay for basic flights and cars and I'll use points and cash for upgrades. They do pay for Marriotts though, and I have enough points now that later this year I will reach their top tier.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:26 PM
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Actually you should respect and admire him for his self control. Trucks are an investment these days. Prior to spending that kind of money, it should have a way of paying for itself. That was what helped me make that decision. I bought mine to pull a trailer that I was going to use in a business. My previous truck, another RAM, but one with a Hemi in it, just could not pull the trailer. So I stepped up to the diesel. And will never own a gas powered truck again. CUMMINS, that is the only truck in my driveway.
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Actually you should respect and admire him for his self control. Trucks are an investment these days. Prior to spending that kind of money, it should have a way of paying for itself. That was what helped me make that decision. I bought mine to pull a trailer that I was going to use in a business. My previous truck, another RAM, but one with a Hemi in it, just could not pull the trailer. So I stepped up to the diesel. And will never own a gas powered truck again. CUMMINS, that is the only truck in my driveway.


Who says I don't respect him? I just think he shouldn't worry about how much he leaves behind and instead enjoy himself.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:12 PM
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that is the spirit. My motto is when I die, I am going to slide it in broadsides, credit cards maxed out yelling Geronimo....
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