Oh for fuck's sake.
Also, uh, team Pup 'N Suds
I think how we spend has more to do with our parents then we think. My parents loovvvee to spend money, and are perpetually in debt, but manage it very well. They have a medium-to-large house on a medium-to-large piece of land and travel and go out all the time and have nice cars and put two kids through private college. Again, they manage their debt very well. They live JUST BEYOND their means. And the thing is with my parents is that they started traveling and buying things and going out a lot in the eighties and nineties. I think if I have any hope of not living in poverty I'm going to have to teach myself to expect different things than my boomer parents expected, because the realities of our economies are very, very different. I don't expect to have a pension. I don't expect job security. I don't expect to get a mortgage easily, if I ever even get a mortgage. 'Merica's different now.