Honestly, I dont understand how people do it now adays... People work really shitty jobs, own a brand new 40,000 dollar SUV, have gorgeous houses, put their kids through college, buy their kids cars, pay insurance, pay taxes, and buy food every week. Either that or they go out every night. Not to mention gas bills, water bills, and fuel for the vehicles. HOW DO PEOPLE AFFORD IT!?!?!?!
My parents make around 60,000-70,000 a YEAR between them. We have 2 used vehicles with basic collision, payed 500 bucks for one, one was inherited. No mortgage on the house. My parents shell out 6,000 bucks a year to help me with college, I pay the other 4,000 off EVERY YEAR on my own with my summer job and other odd jobs. We own a couple cows, and a couple pigs, and we sell the beef and pork every year and make a few bucks off of that... my father also has a tree service that he does on the side and makes some good money doing that.
We lead a fairly simple life, we've never gone out of state on a big vacation as a family in all my 20 years of being alive. Basically... I am VERY aware of what things cost and am VERY aware of what it takes to earn an honest buck. My parents, to this day, struggle with mediocre financial problems...
I'm studying to become a teacher. Making from 20,000 to hopefully 40,000 at some-point in my career. I am VERY aware that I will NEVER make 6 figures in my lifetime unless by the grace of God someone realizes that teachers do more work and are more important to the development of our country and our children than Derek Jeeter and Slappy Mc. BlueLips. (I am from Massachusetts, lol)
So I just dont understand how people can afford to live the life they do. Nor do i understand what drives people to have the biggest and the best of everything around. I am perfectly happy being a student, working, and having only a moped as my means of transportation. But think for a minute....
What kind of job... in rural america will allow someone to buy...
1) A 40-50,000 dollar SUV
2) A 250,000-500,000 dollar House
3) Put kids through college
4) Have kids in general
5) Buy food
6) Buy gas
7) Maintain the house and the vehicle
11) Have more than 1 credit-card
13) AND have savings...
Either there is some Get Rich Quick scheme that I'm missing or these people are in SERIOUS DEBT.
I just dont get it....