- Jan 26, 2013
I would personally call myself wealthy, but Bernie Sanders would look at my finances and categorize me in his “1%” that he criticizes, so I guess I can answer.We have a company in Canada called Maple Leaf and they have a line of products called Prime. The deal on chicken breasts is two packs for $20 and each pack contains four chicken breasts. Today I found they only have three now and the price is the same
I'm already in the process of refusing to pay the price for certain things. If I have to add chicken breasts to it, so be it.
I'm curious how the more wealthy people in this thread react to inflation. If you're prepared and wealthy and it doesn't ruin your lifestyle, do you continue to pay without a second thought? Or do you get as outraged as the rest of us and take a stand refusing to buy certain things just on principle?
The reality is that even with loads of disposable income, I’ve always acted like the broke kid I was years ago. We only own two cars, a Mitsubishi and a Mazda that we bought used. Our monthly overhead for ALL bills is under $3k/month as a family, so im living on a fraction of my take home. No debt burden to speak of at all, I live far below my means.
I organize my finances such that I first attribute a mandatory amount automatically to savings, investments, and speculation (I love crypto). After that, I pay my bills.
Everything after that I do whatever the hell I want with, including buying high dollar food, travel, electronics, whatever.
If I get an abnormally high commission check or bonus, I’ll contribute far more to savings/investments.
My wife doesn’t make as much, but it’s a healthy amount over $100k. I have no idea what she does with her money lol I don’t make her contribute to bills. She doesn’t buy much and still shops for clothes at Ross and TJ Max, I think she just stuffs it into an account for my stepson/her sons college.