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7 Millionaire Myths
finance.yahoo.com ^ | August 15, 2010 | Claire Bradley

Posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:20 PM PDT by prisoner6

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FWIW I enjoyed this out of the article.

5. Millionaires All Drive Fancy Cars

You can get that idea of the rich guy in a fancy German car out of your head when you think of a millionaire: They actually drive a Ford, with the carmaker topping the millionaire preferred car list at 9.4 percent. Cadillacs run second on the millionaires' favorite car list, and Lincolns third according to onmoneymaking.com.

Bold is mine.

As a FORMER Chrylser guy...next car will porbably be a Ford or some other make made mostly in the south of midwest. Hyundai, Kia, Subaru et al.

Or a Ford.

And no, I'm about a million dollars from being a millionaire!

1 posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:22 PM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6
"We all have are preconceptions "

Grammatical error just 4 words in is a rough start. Is this person a professional writer?
2 posted on 08/15/2010 2:59:14 PM PDT by ObamaBoogaBooga.com
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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com
Hmmm have to check that. Yahoo...not usually something I post from. Could be I messed it up. I'll let you know.

Then again I'm the LAST one to complain about typos with my severe dyslexia

LOL!

Took me a few minutes to post this, and I'm certain I have typos!

3 posted on 08/15/2010 3:02:55 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com

Yes, it’s spelled “are” instead of “our” on Yahoo.

Pathetic.

So I should trust this “journalist” in her assessment of millionaires when she and her editors can’t pass a 2nd grade grammar test?


4 posted on 08/15/2010 3:07:06 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com
You are CORRECT sir or madame! Of course "are" does not equal "our".

BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.

Most likely a product of public education or someone depending on spell check!

5 posted on 08/15/2010 3:08:21 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: chrisser

Don’t be too hard on her.

It passed her spell-check.

< / sarcasm


6 posted on 08/15/2010 3:08:41 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

That’s what happens when people let computers do their thinking for them.....


7 posted on 08/15/2010 3:13:47 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: prisoner6
.next car will porbably be a Ford or some other make made mostly in the south of midwest. Hyundai, Kia, Subaru et al.

Something made in the U.S., not necessarily by a US company, and certainly not by a company owned by 0Dumbo. Ford, Toyota or Honda come to mind. I've gained new respect for Ford for not drinking Hussain's Kool-Aid during the bailouts.

8 posted on 08/15/2010 3:14:46 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: prisoner6

The period definitely belongs inside the quotation mark. That’s the rule. Period.


9 posted on 08/15/2010 3:15:03 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: chrisser
Regardless;
Very interesting article - thanks.
10 posted on 08/15/2010 3:15:53 PM PDT by Ganndy (Government is the problem not the solution)
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To: prisoner6
"5. Millionaires All Drive Fancy Cars"

True story: I knew a wealthy timber-baron type gentleman who would put off buying a new truck until his current vehicle wouldn't drive anymore.

The one time I knew him to buy a new truck, he got it home, pulled out a shovel and hit it several times, just so he wasn't worrying himself about scratching it.

And believe it or not, that wasn't the most hilarious thing he ever did. There was one thing that, to this day, was one of the funniest things I've ever seen or heard of.

11 posted on 08/15/2010 3:19:14 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: prisoner6
madame

Sigh...My slight exposure to French...

Will that work as an excuse?

BTW I'd enjoy a discussion on when to include punctuation inside quotations, especially at the end of a sentence.

Bear in mind I daily have to deal with writers using phrases such as "drowned to death" in one instance or "flags at half mast" when intending to refer to flags being flown at half staff.

I am easily distracted!

12 posted on 08/15/2010 3:19:28 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6

“BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.”

Universal American usage places commas and periods inside the quotation marks, with minor exception;

He signs his name with an “X”.


13 posted on 08/15/2010 3:23:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: YankeeReb

Yeah, Ozero is planning on sending in his union thugs to take Ford down. That is the ticket, cannot beat them in the free market, resort to extra regular methods to take out the competition.


14 posted on 08/15/2010 3:25:33 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: BykrBayb
Can you attribute?

Would it be acceptable to end a sentence with something similar to this?

The sailor's last gasp was "What happend...mama what happened?"

Bonus if anyone knows that quote from a 1960's film starring Steve McQueen.

15 posted on 08/15/2010 3:25:42 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: jessduntno
That seems to be the way the latest argument is going. See reply number 9 though. I learned that punctuation always went inside quotations marks, however there seems to be some debate over that. I have been called on the carpet for ALWAYS placing them inside.
16 posted on 08/15/2010 3:30:32 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6
I remember it from elementary school. I found a link to someone who agrees.

North Carolina State University's Online Writing Lab ~ Questions on Quotation Marks

17 posted on 08/15/2010 3:31:42 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: prisoner6

Bullet ... and can we also have an argument on the use of commas? LOL


18 posted on 08/15/2010 3:33:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: prisoner6

Papillon?


19 posted on 08/15/2010 3:34:36 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

bttt


20 posted on 08/15/2010 3:35:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Frank_2001

Actually, I would bet she rewrote the start so many times that she missed the ‘are’ where she ought to use ‘our’ because the sentence was completely different starting out but she retained much of the original sentence. I write lots of essays, and that is how I make stupid mistakes like that one.


21 posted on 08/15/2010 3:36:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: BykrBayb
Sand Pebbles.

Sorry for all the typos.

Getting ready for bed because I start work at midnight.

News NEVER sleeps.

22 posted on 08/15/2010 3:37:49 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6
As a FORMER Chrylser guy...next car will porbably be a Ford or some other make made mostly in the south of midwest. Hyundai, Kia, Subaru et al.

I have my eye on the 2011 Hyndai Sonata.

23 posted on 08/15/2010 3:40:10 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: YankeeReb
Take a look at U.S. made Hyundai vehicles. I'm sold on their workmanship and reliability.
24 posted on 08/15/2010 3:40:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: prisoner6
Punctuation almost always goes inside the quotation marks. A typical exception would be a question mark when the quote is not a question.

If he didn't know what happened, why did he say "I know what happened"?

Your use above was correct though, because the quote was a question. "What happend...mama what happened?"

25 posted on 08/15/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: prisoner6

Of all the millionaires I know NONE were given it. ALL earned it through running their own companies. Some drive a BMW or Mercedes but most prefer an SUV, truck, or Jeep. For cars, they usually drive a BMW or Mercedes 300 or 500 series.

No one I know feels rich. They feel like taxes and other things will eat them alive so they had better continue to earn more.

They are elitists to some degree. They feel they “got it” and learned to earn while others are content being wage slaves. That said, they welcome anyone into their ranks and hope others do, but they know most will never get past thinking their lives are about chasing a “job” and retirement on social security or a small pension.

One thing I find in most, not all, but most, millionaires is a sense of civility and social graces. Most people I know let their kids run around restaurants; the rich usually don’t. Most middle class people think nothing of being rude and crass, cussing in a church, or getting “wasted” at a BBQ and thinking that was cool. Millionaires don’t. The difference is that millionaires find people wanting to do business with them, while those others don’t.

I attend an annual hunt each year with some wealthy and powerful people. They usually bring along a cousin or two. It is easy to spot the wealthy versus their bum cousin they are doing a favor. One can carry an intelligent conversation, the other is getting wasted and trying to be the center of attention. One person does things sensibly; the other needs to be watched like small child before they destroy something or hurt someone, thinking they are being “cool”.


26 posted on 08/15/2010 3:43:44 PM PDT by CodeToad ("Idiocracy" is not just a movie.)
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To: prisoner6

The movie might have been ‘Sandpipers’, or something similar in name. McQueen was a yoeman on a boat running refugees out in China, IIRC.


27 posted on 08/15/2010 3:44:25 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: prisoner6

‘Sand Pebbles’! Yeah, good flick, BTW.


28 posted on 08/15/2010 3:45:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: prisoner6

Did you say “Sand Pebbles”? I’ll have to watch that now. Thanks.


29 posted on 08/15/2010 3:48:50 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: CodeToad

I have a multi-millioaire cousin who never buys a new car, always a used one, preferrably three or four years old, with low mileage. Pays cash and drives them until the wheels fall off. He also doesn’t bother with maintenance like oil changes, etc. Replacing tires is about the extent of his maintaining a vehicle.


30 posted on 08/15/2010 3:49:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN; freespirited
Thanks! Looking at both the Sonata and the Kia Sorento. They've come a LONG way!
31 posted on 08/15/2010 3:49:42 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: BykrBayb

Sad story, but a very well made flick.


32 posted on 08/15/2010 3:50:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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Would rank ‘Sand Pebbles’ right up there with ‘A Town Called Alice’.


33 posted on 08/15/2010 3:52:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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But then, my current favorite flick is ‘Ratatouille’
34 posted on 08/15/2010 3:54:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: prisoner6

If you take me as a sample, I can tell you a few things:

1. I drive a 12 year old car.

2. I live in a studio apartment.

3. I watch a 19” TV from 1983.

4. I never made more than $115K a year in salary.

I thinking I am in the running for the world’s cheapest millionaire.


35 posted on 08/15/2010 3:54:58 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: prisoner6

I believe they are making them down in Alabama now.


36 posted on 08/15/2010 3:55:18 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: prisoner6

>> my severe dyslexia LOL!

I see what you mean — you spelled “LOL” backwards.


37 posted on 08/15/2010 3:57:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: BykrBayb
But what I wrote doesn't seem to actually "stop down" the sentence. Wife just mentioned there should be a period after the quotes to end everything.

Because we are under deadlines and are familiar with each other's styles it is not uncommon to find something like "2 crs colided undr the Wst Wnd Bridhe."

Tranlation would be "Two Cars collided under the West End Bridge."

38 posted on 08/15/2010 3:58:27 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6
Bonus if anyone knows that quote from a 1960’s film starring Steve McQueen.

Funny that he should come up in a thread on unpretentious
rich people. I just helped move the National Motorcycle
Museum in Animosa Ia. to their new location. One of the
bikes was Steve's old Indian chopper. What a pile! Nice to
see his ego didn't outgrow him.

39 posted on 08/15/2010 4:00:34 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: CodeToad
One thing I find in most, not all, but most, millionaires is a sense of civility and social graces. Most people I know let their kids run around restaurants; the rich usually don’t. Most middle class people think nothing of being rude and crass, cussing in a church, or getting “wasted” at a BBQ and thinking that was cool. Millionaires don’t. The difference is that millionaires find people wanting to do business with them, while those others don’t.

Says it all to me! Same experience, with a few exceptions...Heinzes, Hilmans (sometimes) and a few other local politicians.

prisoner6

40 posted on 08/15/2010 4:01:51 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: CrazyIvan
One of the bikes was Steve's old Indian chopper.

WOWSERS! Any pics?

Great Escape was just on some cable channel - I usually don't watch TV.

Made an exception for the part where he tries to jump the fence into Switzerland.

Did his own stunt IIRC.

41 posted on 08/15/2010 4:06:11 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: proxy_user
Well Wife and I never made more that 65k but couldn't care less. Our Durango is a '98. Just moved from our house to an apartment. Did get a 32" TV and cable...don't really know why.

Don't have a lot of money but we are happy as clams. Well, you know... except for the State of the Republic and making the bills!

FWIW one of the principles I've tried to live by and instill into our three kids.

The measure of a man isn't the amount of money he makes.
It isn't how he speaks, or how he is thought of in his community.
The measure of a man is his ability to take his God given strengths and use them to provide for his family, help his neighbors, take care of himself and thank his Creator.

I've tried to live by that and failed often, but my family is still here despite all tribulations.

We are enjoying Life.

42 posted on 08/15/2010 4:18:41 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: MHGinTN

CUZ!! Exactly what I do...except for the millionaire part!


43 posted on 08/15/2010 4:20:24 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: BykrBayb

Yup. American punctuation: periods, commas inside. Brits: out.


44 posted on 08/15/2010 4:30:28 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: prisoner6

Well, yes, there’s that.

I was speaking strictly in financial terms, on topic with the article.


45 posted on 08/15/2010 5:21:51 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Mouton

actually Ford was organized by the UAW in 1941


46 posted on 08/15/2010 5:24:31 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: prisoner6

Well, you did say “politicians”. The successful politicians I have known have been great. Their familes even greater. The come-n-gone politicians have been nasty people. I’ve worked with politicians at the lower levels of government and they were just plain nasty people; hence, they never made it to the majors.


47 posted on 08/15/2010 5:27:05 PM PDT by CodeToad ("Idiocracy" is not just a movie.)
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To: Frank_2001

Eye use spill chick and all most never half a miss spelled word.


48 posted on 08/15/2010 5:32:33 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: prisoner6

In Stanley’s book that the article referneces (”The Millionaire Next Door”), he answers the obvious question “OK, so if millioaires aren’t driving Benz’s and BMW’s, who is?”

The answer is “people in hock up to their ears.” Stanley identified the unsustainable consumption of a large cohort of people quite some time ago.

I recommend everyone read “The Millionaire Next Door” and “The millionair Mind.” They are both veey revealing.


49 posted on 08/15/2010 5:39:41 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: prisoner6

My wife drives a shiny silver Mercedes E320. It’s a 1998, with a resale value about $4000 these days.

It’s funny that guys that drive $30,000 trucks will cut her off due to presumed wealth resentment.


50 posted on 08/15/2010 6:22:02 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
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