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lsuwontonwrap
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People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend

A buddy of mine does this all the time. He has a pretty good job that I (suppose) pays well, but he won't shut up about money issues while spending a ton of money. He was recently in a car accident and is bitching about medical bills (just some back issues) and how he doesn't have the money for that stuff. Yet, last week he goes out and buys a new iPhone and everyday on facebook he checks into places where he is eating lunch and dinner that aren't cheap.

Then he goes back to talking about how he can't catch a break. Why are people like this? Is he really this dumb?

:inb4getbetterfriends:


Jack Daniel
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
Inb4 or not, you still need to be told. Get better friends


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kingbob
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
yes. Most people who are "poor" aren't poor because they don't make enough money. They're poor because they make bad choices with their money that prevents them from amassing wealth or fixing their problems.


EarthwormJim
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
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Why are people like this?


I would assume most people want to spend their money on things they enjoy instead of things like bills.


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patnuh
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
My wife's friend and husband do this. We will go out to eat somewhere nice and they will make a comment..."man, we'd love to be able to do that, but it is so expensive." They take at least two major vacations every year - 7-14 days, no expense spared.


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Most people who have "money problems" don't have money problems because they don't make enough money. They have money problems because they make bad choices with their money that prevents them from amassing wealth or fixing their problems.


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yellowfin
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
I bitch to my friends about being broke all the time too, they expect me to pay for less and will never hit me up for money because of it.


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lighter345
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
I mean maybe they are saving for the vacation?

People can spend or save their money where they want. I see no issue.


Peazey
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
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Is he really this dumb?


I tend to lean towards yes, but it is more than likely ignorance. It is likely that his parents never taught him a respect for money or how to discipline his consumption. He probably doesn't realize how lazy and wasteful it is to eat out all the time. Might not ever learn either.


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patnuh
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I mean maybe they are saving for the vacation?

People can spend or save their money where they want. I see no issue.


I do not want to hear about you not having money, especially if you take lavish trips twice a year.


lighter345
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
I mean you asked them to go to dinner and they said it was too expensive for them.

What do you want them to say?

No we can't go because we are saving for this awesome vacation that we really enjoy taking.


ETA: Actually I misread your post, them making the comment would piss me off.
This post was edited on 9/30 at 3:38 pm


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tigers win2
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My wife's friend and husband do this. We will go out to eat somewhere nice and they will make a comment..."man, we'd love to be able to do that, but it is so expensive." They take at least two major vacations every year - 7-14 days, no expense spared.



Seems like trips are more important than eating out to them


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Queen
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
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My wife's friend and husband do this. We will go out to eat somewhere nice and they will make a comment..."man, we'd love to be able to do that, but it is so expensive." They take at least two major vacations every year - 7-14 days, no expense spared.


This would not bother me if that is their goal. It bothers me when someone spends money on stupid crap instead of the essentials.
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Mr Gardoki
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People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend

the government? or just a typical american? Either way,


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lsuwontonwrap
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
This dude isn't saving for a vacation. He didn't need a new iPhone. He got it because he has an image to maintain (my words, not his). His car was totaled in the wreck he was in. And he is looking at ridiculously out of his price range cars.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
I complain about what I make so people think it isn't a lot. Never get asked for money


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
people living outside their means is a big reason this country is in the mess its in right now


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jose canseco
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
...are commonly referred to as women


slaphappy
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re: People who constantly complain about money, but still overspend
Worked with this lady who was it tears because she had no money to feed her kids, fix something on the car, etc., etc. She was a single mother who worked hard, so her friend at work took up a collection to buy her groceries, like $250.00. She was so grateful and all. However, the next week, she went and got a hair color job and perm, along with a mani/pedi. Pissed me off....


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