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Old 02-27-2005, 06:09 PM
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Info on the Mustang and a general question...

Ok, my parents have always been well off since I've been around, not rich, but not poor. Well, even saying that, lately they've been buying alot of stuff like a new truck (2003 Ford F-250 with the V10, ext. cab, etc. $38,000 price tag when they bought it in 2003) and a new car (2005 Toyota Matrix, on the cheap side for a new car, but still $15,400), a bigger tractor (1967 Allis Chalmers D-17 as opposed to our 1965 Allis Chalmers D-15 Series II), Dad and I spent all day yesterday looking at new Honda Goldwings for him (he's decided he's buying one for sure), I'm buying a 4wheeler for the farm with his money, again, brand new... Do you see a pattern?? We have a fairly small house, 2 bedroom single story, but it's on 30 acres and our shop is as big as it... I'm starting to wonder about their money situation, I don't know if they've won some damn money and not told me about it, lol. They both work at the post office so they get paid pretty good by the gov't and have really good benefits but even a couple of my friends who also work at the post office were wondering about this because they are paying cash ?? I guess my question is have you guys ever wondered about a close friend or family member having more money than you thought???

Plus... my friend that's finishing up my Mustang's front end called me earlier and told me that it's going to take ALOT more than just a torsion bar to fix and it would be in the upwards range of $750 of parts... I told Dad and he told Chuck (Guy that's working on it and Dad's best friend) to do it... I don't have $750 and I was like WAIT, all he said was "I'll pay for it, don't worry about paying me back either, just make sure you get your car running good by the 10th (of March) for your job..." . Umm.. I'm not complaining for dang sure because, well, he's paying for my car's repairs, but, does this seem a little ODD to you guys? I mean, the Goldwings that he's looking at are $17,000 + and I'm looking at $4000 + 4wheelers and he's telling me we need a bigger 4wheeler and he'll pay for it... ?/?/?

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Old 02-27-2005, 06:11 PM
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Oh, forgot to mention, I did sell the D-15 Series II (It was mine, I bought it for a project not the farm but he's using the new one for the farm) and gave him the money for the new one and we are selling our boat because we haven't taken it out in the water for about 2 years and it's only like 5 years old...
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:20 PM
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I would ask Dad?
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:24 PM
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Good credit maybe, just ask your parents.....
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:25 PM
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Well, I talked to my brother about this and he feels the same way as me and he's the good kid of us two so I thought he would know of all people....
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:25 AM
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Why don't you just ask him? Seems kind of odd that there would be any secrets of this sort within a family when you still live in the same house.
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Old 02-28-2005, 06:14 AM
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Unless you fear that something illegal is happening dont worry about it. When I was growing up at home I never cared, we lived in a nice house with good vehicles and we never went hungry. If I were to ask my dad what he made I probabally would've gotten one upside the head and told to mind my own business.
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:31 AM
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Yeah, I guess you're right tbird, after all, he is paying for my Mustang and not making me pay him back... Just kinda wierd I though
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maybe they're in debt up to their eyeballs....


If you ahve a working farm, they could be using farm loans which are low %

I would ask - my folks were always pretty forward with me.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:28 AM
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I don't know, I've always trusted my parents to do the right thing.
Seems to me you're looking a gift horse in the mouth.
Not to mention stepping into your Dad's business.
I think it's weird that you're asking this on an open forum with a bunch of strangers.
well, I suppose times have changed.
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:51 PM
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Well, I went ahead and asked my dad about this in a "round about way". He called me earlier and asked me to call this place called "Gene's Goldwing Accessories" or something like that and pretty much tell him we're going to buy the 2005 Burgandy Goldwing he has in the showroom... So I asked "are you paying cash?" and of course he said yes... Well, come to find out, he's been saving extra money every month for a long time as his "extra" retirement... Not only does he have a good retirement set up at the post office, he's been saving 20% of his paychecks every month for the past 27 years and so has mom, so that's how they're getting the money, duh, lol. I never pay attention, lol, this officially makes me want to do the same exact thing, save more money out of my checks than they already take out because this is what he wants to do with his retirement, buy a Goldwing, have new cars, and have everything paid off already when he retires. Man, sometimes he is smarter than I take him for, lol.
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Old 02-28-2005, 03:06 PM
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Don't let him spend it! You'll inherit that money one day.
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:09 PM
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LOL, I don't like taking money from people, I just like to give people if I can afford it at the time... I like to help but I don't like to recieve things, even the Mustang deal is kinda hard for me to accept except for the fact that he did buy my brother a brand new truck for his 16th birthday and I did buy my own car....
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:27 PM
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Don't let him spend it! You'll inherit that money one day.
Exactly right, Jet...

"hey dad, buy a used car. There's one for $1500 down the road that would suit you well over that new SUV you were looking at."
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:40 PM
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Sheeet,I'm trying to buy a '65 Chevy C-10 for a daily driver while I restore the ford and dead broke. Start handing some wads out to the needy,lol.
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