people on my team make 1/5 what i do.

New pGQy56
Aug 24 34 Comments

i drive a 25k and they drive a tesla. why do they do that to their personal finances?

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  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    No different than seeing minimum wage workers with their iPhone Xs and driving a beemer.
    Aug 24 0
  • Amazon ohjangbeum
    why do u do that to ur finances to drive a lemon?

    let's say some1 make 5x you do and sleeps on park benches, that's what u look like to them
    Aug 24 8
    • Amazon ohjangbeum
      a cheap car is not going to let him retire earlier
      Aug 24
    • Amazon uaqh79
      In combination with other things surely. LP Frugality. Aren’t you an Amazonian?
      Aug 24
    • Amazon ohjangbeum
      this thread just about car
      Aug 24
    • Amazon uaqh79
      It’s about “their personal finances”
      Aug 24
    • New pGQy56
      OP
      What I don’t understand is how someone spends half their yearly income on a car
      Aug 25
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    • New / Eng
      pulk

      New Eng

      BIO
      Just joined Full Time as Android Developer, after doing my COOP/Internship
      pulkmore
      I am the intern you are talking a about. Not same company though. TBH, it is because, I don't have people dependent on me (family) and what is point of saving at such young age. So eat the best food you can, and stay happy :)
      P.S. :- Sometimes I spend like $40 for lunch. And I justify it by saying, this is what I earn in an hour.
      Aug 24
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

      New Strategy

      BIO
      BS MechE, MS ISyE
      Porsche996more
      The lingering of recession seriously? You do know the last reason for recession triggered from collapse of an investment bank not because of trade wars. I would chill and we still have some time for recession.
      Aug 24
  • It's because their 🍆 size is 5x yours
    Aug 24 0
  • Microsoft unfanged
    Drive a 2k clunker
    Aug 24 0
  • PayPal / Eng Contrarian
    Tesla starts at $35k btw. Total cost is comparable to some $30k gas cars because of the gas savings over a lifetime
    Aug 24 2
    • Amazon ohjangbeum
      and no oil changes, etc
      Aug 24
    • New pGQy56
      OP
      It’s not the 35k version. Don’t remember the exact cost but it was over 80k
      Aug 24
  • eBay abababbb
    Cause everyone can do whatever they want with their money? Or maybe some of them are from wealthy family and won’t need to save much for the future? Multiple things can play a role not just your compensation
    Aug 24 0
  • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
    I make 3x-4x than my team and drive a 10k.
    Aug 24 0
  • Facebook bjivfe
    Possible their spouse forced them to. I am 1 of them.
    Aug 24 1
  • Amazon ohjangbeum
    they can ask u the same thing
    why u do that to ur finances
    Aug 24 0
  • Google / Eng rheimann
    No car here
    Aug 24 0
  • Amazon uaqh79
    Status reasons. People like signaling to others that they’re richer than they are.
    Aug 24 4
    • Amazon TiCi
      Which is pretty stupid when you realize that status is relative and thus a zero sum game. But the ones that keep up with the Joneses are rarely that intelligent anyways.
      Aug 24
    • Amazon uaqh79
      Exactly, it’s also the reason why people tend to be unhappier living in a rich neighborhood where their neighbors are richer than they are as opposed to the opposite.
      Aug 24
    • New pGQy56
      OP
      I just choose to live in an area I like and rarely interact with my neighbors.
      Aug 24
    • Amazon uaqh79
      I don’t particularly care either, but a large segment of the population seems to.
      Aug 24
  • Visa Dtrm86
    How do you know their personal finances? My coworkers probably think the same of me and don't know my wife makes 5x what I do. I'm not doing it to show off. I just enjoy it. Puts a smile on my face every day. We are still saving twice what we need to reach our retirement goal.
    Sep 4 1
  • LinkedIn yFSV61
    Believe me there are lot more people who make horrible financial decisions than you can imagine.
    Sep 4 0
  • T-Mobile fun)))
    You need to be happy and responsible. That's a balance.
    Aug 24 0
  • PayPal / Eng Contrarian
    You should get a Tesla :D
    Aug 24 0
  • Lyft !lyft
    Everything is not a commodity, so people like what they like.
    Aug 24 0