Redchaser wrote:Hypathetical,Woolybug25 wrote:WBRedchaser wrote:Hey WB, how much do you spend on weed and booze in a year?Shit dude. I was speaking in generalities, not referring directly to your income. But I see I hit a nerve.
By the way, how the hell would you know what luxury is within the "scope of my income"?
Take a chill pill.
Resorting to insulting me is unbecoming of you.
No nerve hit, that was actually a serious and sincere question (The Mani Stuff was me being a smartass, but I think you figured out).
But you are correct good sir, we should keep this in generalities so let's try this.
Say you have a "Friend" who likes to indulge in a little pot, and maybe a few beers, scotch etc..
1. Based on whatever personal observations you have, about how much would said "Friend" be spending per year on these indulgences? I truly have no idea because I gave up the drink and the herb a couple of decades ago.
2. Over time, how would that expenditure compare to the say $1,500 that I'll likely spend on a watch over the useful life of the watch. Seeing that a good watch will likely last me the remainder of my mortal time on this earth, we'll call it 30 years.
3. What rational would you use to defend this "Friends" expenditure on imbibing in light of your ardent disapproval of my desire to purchase a watch seeing as how all of his expenditure would be consumed and completely un-recoupable and as how a quality vintage watch that I purchase will likely, at a minimum, hold the value I paid for it (although again I'm not buying it as an investment and will likely never sell it).
4. After careful analysis of the above, please illustrate to me on what leg said friend would have left to stand on to argue someone's desire to spend a little cash on a watch.
Edit: I know that to make fair comparison's you do need a little data about current financials. I currently have ZERO debt, not a penny, and my regular contributions to my retirement fund and my kids 529 (which by the way Louisiana has an awesome matching funds program) will not be interrupted by any watch purchase.
Peace and love
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