After a hard azz day at work,

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  1. 83oldyoda4x4

    83oldyoda4x4 Well-Known Member

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    I like the spotify premium, so i can download music to play when i'm out on the lake with limited signal. As far as the dogs go one is a 3 year old boxer and the other is a 7 month old golden, so they are more worried about playing right now. Until you really wear them out.
     
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  2. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    You can do the same thing with Pandora on your phone.
     
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  3. 83oldyoda4x4

    83oldyoda4x4 Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't aware I haven't used pandora in a while, at the time i thought Pandora did a better job predicting music with their stations. but i liked the playlist you could create on spotify. When did pandora start letting you create playlist?
     
  4. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Pandora premium lets you download the music to your phone, I still haven't figured out how to make my playlists work "offline" for some reason. Usually I just hit the shuffle or start at the beginning when I'm offline listening to music. I honestly can't remember when they started doing it, I've always had a subscription so I could listen to it when driving rather than the radio.
     
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  5. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Pandora premium is my s**t. So worth the $$
     
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  6. GONOVRIT

    GONOVRIT blue collar brotherhood

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    After 12.5hrs at work I get about 2-2.5hrs to eat, watch some YouTube videos of my hobbies or our next destination before I shower and go to bed.
     
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  7. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Perhaps saying “no other bills” is a poor choice of words. Obviously I have those bills. Those are necessary bills. I have no car payments, credit cards, student loans, or anything like that.

    I have a coworker that on social media and at a glance of his life you’d think he was killing it. In reality he has 3 car payments, a massive mortgage, a lawn mower payment, a SXS payment, credit card payment, and his wife has student loans. He’s barley getting by, and wants to change but says he can’t help it, and has his whole life to make payments. Sad truth is that is how 90% of Americans are living today.

    On the flip side, I’m just like @XJsavage said. I drive older high mileage vehicles, budget for nearly everything, and on social media or a glance at my life most would assume I’m barley getting by lol.

    I’ve thought seriously about teaching a financial peace class sometime, and I try my best to encourage young people not to go into debt for things they don’t NEED. I learned it all the hard way, people tried to tell me but I didn’t listen.
     
  8. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    o_O

    A guy that use to work in our office had one of those. Until then I really had never heard of someone outside of owning a landscaping company HAVING a lawn mower payment. Of course he had a SxS payment, 2 motorcycle payments, 3 car payments.....ANYWAY, he came in bragging that he had just purchased the only Zero turn mower that has a suspension and it cost him $6500

    Usually 2 kinds of braggers when it comes to paying for something

    1. I paid a butt-ton of money for it: Meaning you can't possibly afford something like this, and they're PROUD of the amount they paid
    2. You wouldn't BELIEVE how little I paid for this: Meaning I'm very likely going to lie to you about how much I paid so you won't think I'm an idiot

    He would fit into category #1

    In later conversations he would also mention that his wife had 3 different student loans from 3 different career choices that she found out after starting work she hated: Dental hygienist, Mortician (this one cost the most) and some other medical field. But all the various payments were adding up to more than he and his wife made, so instead of SELLING anything, he had to make more money. The boss didn't agree. Hence why he USE to work in our office. He went into contracting in an attempt to make more money for his payments.
     
  9. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Given our history, what do you think if it’s ME telling you this? :D

    What was that nick name you had for me? Lol
     
  10. Cherokeekid88

    Cherokeekid88 Well-Known Member

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    Man, I have been thinking about this. Lately the wife and I have been spending our weekends at home with LO and not going out and being outside listening to Pandora a lot and I always hate when I run out of skips!
     
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  11. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I never have to doubt the validity of what you tell me you paid :lol: Ya cheap bastard!
     
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  12. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    That and a top-of-the-line Bluetooth speaker that's waterproof, and it's pure happiness wherever you go. I take it on camping trips, kayaking trips and even bring it to work when I'm by myself. Keeps the brain working correctly. :)
     
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  13. Cherokeekid88

    Cherokeekid88 Well-Known Member

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    You wouldn't happen to have a Demerbox would you?
     
  14. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    I've said it before, I'll say it again...the Dave Ramsey approach is nice one size fits all financial approach. It does, in fact, make logical sense...but to me, it's like weight watchers 'duh, that makes sense...portion control/reducing calories helps lose weight', and just makes folks more cognizant of the obvious. However, not all credit/debt is bad...and with interest rates where they've been the last few years, if your credit score is over 750, it's essentially free money.
     
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  15. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Agreed. It’s just a “one size fits all” plan for people that are in too deep to get on the right path to financial freedom.
     
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  16. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    I have a Tribit. IMG_20190605_194332365.jpg
     
  17. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong...there was a time in my life when I did the Dave Ramsey snowball as well, I still have the spreadsheet somewhere, shortly after I got out of school I some how amassed 19 different lines of credit. Today though, if you ask me if that'll be cash or charge...and my finance option is under 4%...ya damn skippy I'll do the quick math to determine net impacts.
     
  18. Cherokeekid88

    Cherokeekid88 Well-Known Member

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    gotcha. I have a Demerbox and when you said waterproof (Which I am sure most Bluetooth speakers are now adays) I always think of Demerbox
     
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  19. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Ain't it a bitch that when you NEED money you can't get anyone to lend you money, but when you HAVE money, everyone wants to give it to you for little or NO interest.

    I've been in both places and it just blows my mind every time. If anyone is offering zero interest, be it a car, an appliance, or security system components, you dang skippy I'm using their money while mine earns interest!!
     
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  20. ghost

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  21. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    I still buy CDs. I don't put in a single order on Amazon without tossing in 3-6 CDs on top of it. Same with vinyl. Between me and my dad, our collection is valued at ~$lol. The way I am, if I can play CD/Vinyl, I do. Other times, it's Pandora. I love to think that my favorite artists are making some profit rather than nothing.
     
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  22. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Just bought my wife an expedition 3 months ago...and I'm eyeballing a new Lincoln Continental for myself...it's almost embarrassing what they're willing to throw at you (and discount). But, 10 years ago me almost didn't graduate college because I couldn't secure $6,000 for my final class/books. 8 year ago me almost didn't get to buy a house because my debt to income ratio was literally $100 off. 5 year ago me couldn't refinance a couple things because I was a credit risk, note, I was already paying at a higher rate within that same institution. It's an enigma wrapped in a mystery.
     
  23. 49willys

    49willys Well-Known Member

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    Shifting gears, (maybe back to the original topic), "money is the root of all good toys", since I don't have a lot to throw around and my personal builds take years.
    Sometimes a hot shower and a cold beer.
     
  24. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    After a hard day coming home and relaxing with the wife and Axel let’s me chill and forget about the stupidity of the work day. To relax even more I get out on the trails with my CTB family as much as possible. F41FC993-7FF9-4A90-B7A5-C599BF8B21A4.jpeg AD353EAE-6E49-4F24-9DA3-20756681D509.jpeg
     
  25. Drunktaco

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    This seems some what fitting. Usually after a shit (normal) day at work, I like to go home and tend to the chickens, ducks, and such.

    However today has been a little bit different.

    I got off work this morning at 7 after a 12 hr shift with my first full 3 days off in a long time. You gotta make the most of it so I went home, took a shower, put some shorts on, and went to help the ol'lady at work. She got off at 2, we ate a little truck stop/buffet joint and we went and picked my truck up that I had in the garage getting some work done, (it needed it and I haven't had time).

    After I picked it up, I filled her up and grabbed a 12 pack of good cold beer, to have in addition to what I had in the fridge at the house, and headed home.

    Start cracking open beer.


    I played with the 2, almost 3 year old girl we have custody of (she cooked on her play stove outside lol it was awesome) and proceeded to feed the animals and the 6 day old calf that's mom rejected it.

    After everything was fed, watered, and a rooster raped a duck,

    Slam a few beers on that one.

    I started a fire in my fire pit and split some wood to vent and get rid of any stress I've acquired throughout the day/week and called my mom to check on the rest of the family.

    I'm currently sitting by said fire drinking more beer, rocking out to some good tunes, and waiting to see what tomorrow brings and reading over this place that's packed full of friends, family, and good hearted people.

    It's not so much about what you do to relax, but doing what really relaxes you. ~ Some dude that was almosf famous and probably drunk when he said it.
     

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