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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    If I can make another 50 grand selling my ass or crack, sign me up.
    No, you can't. The OP question is quit your job for $25,000 in income. Not $25,000 plus whatever you can make on the side, doing whatever.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    As soon as you add "off the book" income or two cohabitating adults, you change the goalposts of the OP... which is what you did.
    Do you seriously believe that those getting SS, UI or welfare (in all of its many forms) are not doing that now?
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, you must be either REALLY good or lucky.
    Some of the former, a lot of the latter.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    The only year I spent more than I earned was 2009 when I bought the pick up and building materials. Every year since I've broken even or even added to my savings. I even went on an Alaskan Cruise in 2011 and just recently did dig into savings for a trip to Ireland. Living on what you grow and can gather from mother nature isn't that hard - its just work that most people refuse to do. Gasoline can mess me up financially because I still travel a great deal between my home in NV and my home in CA. Property taxes and insurance (together) do equal my gas bill but alone they don't.


    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You had money in the bank which really negates your argument. You could have made nothing and been fine.

    Btw... neat story. I'm always impressed by those who seem to be "off the grid".

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    That's an attitude I definitely feel sympathy for, but I don't feel it personally because the government is currently taking half of my income each year.
    Same here.. but, if i were to make a different choice than rather work for less, as long as i am able to...i know that this has to be paid for by the working class... so it would only increase that tax burden for those still working. It's just what some people are referring to as "freeloaders", and they do exist, of course.. though at way lower numbers than what certain media outlets and conservative politicians try to make us believe, imo.

    Social security should be a security net, not a hammock. If i can work, i will do so, no matter what. If i don't, i take advantage of the system, on the back of all those who do continue to work, and to try as hard as they can. If i try as hard as i can, and still cannot make a proper living, this is where the system fails. Now, one can either put the needed money on top by the government... filling the pot to 25k / year ( or whatever the proper number would be), OR, the government could work towards legislation that allows everyone to make a living of 25 K at least with a full time job (minimum wage).

    Either way, someone has to pay for the deficit. either the working class, by increased taxes for social welfare, or corporations, by mandatory increases on the wages they have to pay on low-income jobs.

    If i were to decide, i would choose the latter option.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    This isn't a game show. You don't get points for being the most noble person alive. You just screw yourself over. Nobody will know how noble you are. You can brag sometimes about how great you are. For the most part, high horses are invisible. You will be the only one who knows how awesome you are. That's dumb.
    Why would I care if anyone else knew? Something's you do for your own sense of self worth. In this case, knowing I'm not responsible for the gov sanctioned theft of someone else's hard earn money means I don't feel the guilt that other sensible people feel. It is only the truly lazy and incompetent and horrible people that demand gov benefits for life.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Considering it's more than my first few jobs (significantly, perhaps accounting even for inflation), I may have then. Make that while going to school, why the hell not?
    Also, if I met my wife back then, between the two of us a $50K/year without having to formally work? We could probably do pretty good living off that in our 20s' without kids or expensive cars/homes/lifestyles.

    Would I *today*? No. Would I in 5 years? Likely. An extra $25K guaranteed. That's roughly 3% of $ 833K dollars. Not a terrible nest egg considering you didn't have to save that $833K.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Why would I care if anyone else knew? Something's you do for your own sense of self worth. In this case, knowing I'm not responsible for the gov sanctioned theft of someone else's hard earn money means I don't feel the guilt that other sensible people feel. It is only the truly lazy and incompetent and horrible people that demand gov benefits for life.
    A lazy incompotent horrible bum's money is accepted at the same places that the honest hard working patriot's money is accepted.

    Of course you would want people to know that you weren't accepting handouts, how else would you be able to enjoy the feeling of superiority?

    Be careful though. It's a double edged sword. The lazy incompoent horrible bum will think he is superior to you because he has more money than you. Currently government employees that receive $80,000 in government handouts is superior to a single mom receiving $5,000 in government handouts. Human nature mandates that we find flaws in others to puff ourselves up. You are no exception.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Around here with other expenses, it wouldn't cut it at all.
    Around here is more expensive than Los Angeles, by a significant margin? Doubtful.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    If I can make another 50 grand selling my ass or crack, sign me up.
    If you are a women who is good looking you could make 50 grand easily selling your ass

    Figure two customers a day at 200 each for 4 days a week, that is 1600 a week or 83 200 a year. If you worked independently of course. Location of course will have an impact on how much you could charge, and figure for more customers at a lower rate if working with an agent. Or no income if working with a pimp
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