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(NBC News)   Meet the people who want to be poor. "When I buy something I get this depressed feeling"   ( inplainsight.nbcnews.com) divider line
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2013-10-13 11:40:07 PM  
5 votes:
That's $5000 a  year. $416 and change a month. I too would like to know how he travels and lives in Hawaii every winter. Did he use his macbook air to learn 1 weird trick that airlines hate and flys to Hawaii for free?
2013-10-14 03:23:01 AM  
3 votes:
If I were rich I'd totally have a hermit living in a cave on my estate. Every day I'd stroll down to receive a pearl of wisdom from my hermit.
2013-10-14 02:02:15 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-10-13 11:35:47 PM  
3 votes:
I was poor before it became cool.
2013-10-14 01:05:15 AM  
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: BigJake: I don't wanna be intentionally poor but I can see the appeal of not buying shiat becuase society says you should. Why would you work your ass off all week so you can afford a house so that you then must spend a big chunk of the weekend maintaining?

Quite honestly, I've always lived pretty close to the bone by not buying this year's fancy tech just because. You don't HAVE to have the latest model of iPod, tablet, TV or whatever, shop at hi-end department stores, etc. If I could find a Bookaholics Anonymous, I'd spend even less. Alas, light reading has gotten pretty damn expensive in the last few years.

I wish there were a place that would let you come in, find a good book, take it home, and then bring it back when you were done reading it.  It would be even cooler if it were FREE.

I guess a guy can dream.
2013-10-13 11:59:21 PM  
2 votes:
In a hole in the ground there lived a bum. A nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell.
2013-10-13 11:54:28 PM  
2 votes:
"When I buy something I get this depressed feeling"

And when I get this feeling, I want sexual healing.
2013-10-13 11:41:44 PM  
2 votes:
He wants to live like common people I s'pose.

See whatever they see.

Maybe sleep with them, who knows?
2013-10-14 02:23:35 AM  
1 vote:

Library books come with free bed bugs these days.

I hate you.

/phantom itching
2013-10-14 12:22:00 AM  
1 vote:
I'd be willing to wager that he has more money to his name than the majority of people on this site, what with the crippling debt normal people seem to enjoy.

/I'm poor because I'm willing to wager.
2013-10-13 11:57:37 PM  
1 vote:
So he ditched his family to live in a ditch...

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2013-10-13 11:40:21 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: During the winter, he decamps to Hawaii to surf and avoid the harsh weather. Price's version of the simple life costs $5,000 a year,

Uh....okay. So he's a bum.

I'm assuming that his plan, if he gets seriously ill, is to just die? Because he can't afford to get sick in any way that won't cost a lot more than that.

Uh, no, you just go the the ER.  It's okay to skip on the bill and pass the cost onto paying folks- Mitt said this is how healthcare is supposed to work.
2013-10-13 09:53:22 PM  
1 vote:
an underground "Hobbit hole"

Ah. Guess I should have read TFA before posting.
2013-10-13 09:52:19 PM  
1 vote:
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Poor? Looks to me like he wants to be a Hobbit.
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