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What do you guys do that you can afford pinball?

By Trooper11040

6 months ago

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    #164 6 months ago

    I'm fairly compensated to fix things (Welding, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, alarm, egress and camera systems)

    I buy pins that need to be fixed 80% of the time and generally enjoy fixing them. My lot in life as I generally don't like newer pins aside from a Walking Dead my wife and I enjoyed playing at Pintastic..

    #185 6 months ago
    Quoted from textaddict:

    My husband makes me a healthy lunch to take to work every day which I enjoy. We live in the sticks where houses and land are much cheaper. It's a matter of priorities I think.

    My wife and I take lunches to work and we almost never go on vacations, house and cars are paid off as well. Not really setting aside money for pinball, we both have fairly simple lives and the kids are grown up.

    #195 6 months ago
    Quoted from PinJim:

    Define out of debt? Literally no mortgage, car payments or credit card debt?

    That's how we define it; House paid off in full in 13 years, cars paid off, any credit card use paid off at the end of the month to avoid interest.

    I like using a credit card instead of debit, extra layer of protection if something goes sideways.

    #213 6 months ago
    Quoted from MEuRaH:

    There's a reason why so many 20-something and 30-something year olds still live with their parents. I also used to think they were lazy. Now I feel sorry for them.

    Blue collar plumbing and electrical industry jobs pay great and there isn't college time and money overhead.

    Friends kid got out of tech school and immediately started working as a machinist for $20 an hour and has almost doubled that in 2 years.

    #251 6 months ago
    Quoted from Mizzou0103:

    It also depends where you live. $80,000 a year doesn’t go as far in the northeast as it does in the Midwest and south. When an “inexpensive” house is $300k. Income doesn’t go as far.
    It’s super unfair to be judgemental unless you know someone’s exact circumstances.

    1) I live in the Northeast state, one with some of the heaviest tax burdens.

    2) Not being judgmental. There are other paths in life to take when it comes to employment and not all of them start with college.

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