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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    .....but now you're giving more and receiving less.
    More than likely but that doesn't mean I was unwilling to do that when my income was lower. I'm still the same person.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    I heard you the first time and it's you.

    It's not everyone, nor is it me, it's the impact of money. Once people have it, they often change. If you disagree, do share your reasons.
    Dave Ramsey says that more money will magnify what you already are. If you were a jerk, you will become a bigger jerk. If you were generous, you will become more generous. If you were frugal, you will become more frugal. If you were sad, you will become more sad.

    He said that money just acts as a magnifying glass. That's Dave Ramsey's theory. I think you are saying something similar.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    More than likely but that doesn't mean I was unwilling to do that when my income was lower. I'm still the same person.
    I have no reason to doubt you.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    You must meet many - interesting - people.
    It's a very fun job. I met a crazy lady from Wisconsin that fears odd numbers and has a goal of running a half-marathon in every single state. She stayed at our hotel to run in her 13th state.

    I should probably be paying my boss for allowing me to come here. It's a great job. I do love it. My new part time gig doesn't interfere with my primary job. That's a plus too.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Did you read the opening post? My base household income is now $45,422 per year. If that is poor then you and I live on completely different planets. We will never understand each other.
    I guess it depends on where one lives. $45K would not go very far in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington or California. My combined annual household income is between $200-250K and we are very much in the lower middle class strata of the economic spectrum where we live.

    Would you describe your household income as "working class" where you live, or "lower middle class"? From what you described your income as it would fall into the category commonly known as "working poor" where I am from, hence my comment. No offense intended.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    I heard you the first time and it's you.

    It's not everyone, nor is it me, it's the impact of money. Once people have it, they often change. If you disagree, do share your reasons.
    Actually...You made it be about 'you' when you stated you had seen it thousands of times to people you know. You...of course...being the common element. Maybe its...you.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    I guess it depends on where one lives. $45K would not go very far in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington or California. My combined annual household income is between $200-250K and we are very much in the lower middle class strata of the economic spectrum where we live.

    Would you describe your household income as "working class" where you live, or "lower middle class"? From what you described your income as it would fall into the category commonly known as "working poor" where I am from, hence my comment. No offense intended.
    My income went up by 52.412589759%. If your numbers are accurate. This would be equivalent to your income jumping to somewhere between $304,825 - $381,031 per year.

    By the way. We live on different planets. I would not consider my income middle class. I would consider it working class. Is that equivalent to being poor?

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    I started my adult life poor as dirt. Now that I am financially well off I have far more admiration for young people struggling to get ahead than I do for kids right out of college buying a home I couldn't afford until I was 40. You should have to pay your dues, THAT makes you a better person.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Actually...You made it be about 'you' when you stated you had seen it thousands of times to people you know. You...of course...being the common element. Maybe its...you.
    You are a hero. You are great at psychoanalysis Now. Please stop with the harrassment and insults. They are completely irrelevant to the discussion. Just enjoy your status as a superior human being in silence like most adults.

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    Re: Am I a better person now that my income has increased?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    kids right out of college buying a home I couldn't afford until I was 40.
    Did you see this happen prior to October 2008 or after October 2008? I doubt that you know anybody that was under the age of 28 on March 30, 2014 that actually done this.

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