posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 07:33 PM
I, personally, see a huge difference. My sister and I are pretty close, but when it comes to money, we are worlds apart. Without going in to details,
My wife and I make right at 100k per year. Her husband, who is a big wheel in the oil industry, makes well in to 6 figures. [ over $500,000 ]. No
matter how much food is left over after dinner, she throws it out. Me, I like soups and chili the second day, along with cold fried chicken and all
that. She actually throws away as much as we cook. A massage, manicure/pedicure is a part of everyday life, not a luxury to be enjoyed on occasion.
It's not a trip to the mall, unless you spend at least $500 and no day is complete without a stop at Starbucks going and coming. She drives a 2013
Jaguar, he has a Ford 250 King Ranch, which he's dressed out and worth about $78,000. They think nothing of spending thousands. Take trips to Hawaii
or where ever else they feel like going. He goes on hunting trips to Canada, Mexico, Guatemala.....
I'm probably a bit jealous, even though she treats me and my family to one Hell of a time when ever we go to her house. She spares no expense taking
us out to eat, museums, Six Flags, shopping.... What bothers me is the waste. Money thrown away on luxury items, instead of saved for "hard times". I
try to tell her "One of these days, it won't be there and you'll wish you'd saved", but she doesn't listen. Oh and she spent over $20,00 on vet bills
and chemo for her dog. It died any way. Don't get me wrong, I love my pets, but.....20 grand.... Thing of it is, they're just country folk. They don't
dress any different than you or I, unless they're going out, then it's expensive clothing and jewelry. If you ever met either one, you'd never guess
they're so well to do.
Maybe it's compensating for growing up somewhat poor. I don't know, I just know they love to spend money.
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