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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    It’s just as simple as saying I would be pretty nervous to let my 9 year old play stickball in the street in front of my house off Ocean Pwky but in the middle of my cul de sac on the burbs of Suffolk County? Have at it junior. Daddy is out back grillin. Ask mommy to bring daddy a drink lol
    I have a grill too. its nice

    ok, so in retrospect, i phrased some things poorly here, and I'm willing to admit I was wrong in parts of what i said

    but to address some points, no im not saying white people need to save the schools. im also not saying my decision to stay in my midzied city is going to save the schools, just that i don't want to be a part of the problem they face anyway, and i dont think people hould be afraid of their children going to schools in a city. But what is 100% true is there a huge gap in inner city schools vs. suburban schools and its laregely due to a lower tax base.

    Can’t it be sad that “subconsciously” if what you are saying is true is you’re kind of making it sound like without white people city schools are doomed? Kind is smacks of saying blacks are somewhat inferior since city schools struggle the second whites leave.
    that's a reach bud

    In summation, i 100% stand by my reasons of not wanting to live in the suburbs. Historically speaking the suburbs were designed to leave black people behind as most were not ever allowed to live in the communities that were formed, leaving city schools and communities they were/are a part of with less resources, and it's perpetuated to this day. I alone can't fix it, never claimed my property tax money will save a city. Aside from the suburbs just being not as fun of a place to live, and the fears of sending your children to schools in a city being grossly exaggerated and overblown to a level that becomes problematic, I know fully that I am going to stay in the house I purchased for a long time and will never willingly live in the suburbs. and the 'you'll learn kid' mentality and telling me what my wife is going to decide is kind of shitty too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I'm so glad upstate doesn't make the decisions for downstate.
    He's in Albany. We do not consider albany part of the greater upstate alliance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairBettsBlocksEverything View Post
    I have a grill too. its nice

    ok, so in retrospect, i phrased some things poorly here, and I'm willing to admit I was wrong in parts of what i said

    but to address some points, no im not saying white people need to save the schools. im also not saying my decision to stay in my midzied city is going to save the schools, just that i don't want to be a part of the problem they face anyway, and i dont think people hould be afraid of their children going to schools in a city. But what is 100% true is there a huge gap in inner city schools vs. suburban schools and its laregely due to a lower tax base.

    that's a reach bud

    In summation, i 100% stand by my reasons of not wanting to live in the suburbs. Historically speaking the suburbs were designed to leave black people behind as most were not ever allowed to live in the communities that were formed, leaving city schools and communities they were/are a part of with less resources, and it's perpetuated to this day. I alone can't fix it, never claimed my property tax money will save a city. Aside from the suburbs just being not as fun of a place to live, and the fears of sending your children to schools in a city being grossly exaggerated and overblown to a level that becomes problematic, I know fully that I am going to stay in the house I purchased for a long time and will never willingly live in the suburbs. and the 'you'll learn kid' mentality and telling me what my wife is going to decide is kind of shitty too.
    Well you are quoting me and then bringing up stuff others said but I’ll take a stab regardless.

    I’m sure u do have grass, a grill, and all that but that’s not what anyone really thinks when they think of an urban area. It’s also much harder to come by than it is in a city. There also the other part where some areas have priced many people out of the city and money goes much further in a suburb.

    I’m sorry but that’s ridiculously off based to say that suburbs were meant to leave blacks behind. It’s 2020 dude not 1950. People have been moving for generations to the suburbs to get the things in bigger and better forms that are extremely difficult to get in a city environment. 2 car garage, pool, large property, quiet And quaint styles, etc. I just think you are way way off base here. Nothing subconsciously race motivated about it these days. Black people, Spanish people, Asian, Indian, etc move to the suburbs.

    Of course what I said is a reach but it pales in comparison to the reach you’re making by trying to say people move with racial undertones away from the city. Like I said, that’s cool if you specifically prefer the city. Probably can just leave it at that. Leaving that area though has nothing to do with race. Huge reach and it’s kind of insulting to claim otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    He's in Albany. We do not consider albany part of the greater upstate alliance.
    Wait....bbbe is in Albany?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    He's in Albany. We do not consider albany part of the greater upstate alliance.
    Cut NY into two by drawing an imaginary state line through Binghamton and Albany. Binghamton can be up for grabs, but Albany goes on the side with NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairBettsBlocksEverything View Post
    I have a grill too. its nice

    ok, so in retrospect, i phrased some things poorly here, and I'm willing to admit I was wrong in parts of what i said

    but to address some points, no im not saying white people need to save the schools. im also not saying my decision to stay in my midzied city is going to save the schools, just that i don't want to be a part of the problem they face anyway, and i dont think people hould be afraid of their children going to schools in a city. But what is 100% true is there a huge gap in inner city schools vs. suburban schools and its laregely due to a lower tax base.

    that's a reach bud

    In summation, i 100% stand by my reasons of not wanting to live in the suburbs. Historically speaking the suburbs were designed to leave black people behind as most were not ever allowed to live in the communities that were formed, leaving city schools and communities they were/are a part of with less resources, and it's perpetuated to this day. I alone can't fix it, never claimed my property tax money will save a city. Aside from the suburbs just being not as fun of a place to live, and the fears of sending your children to schools in a city being grossly exaggerated and overblown to a level that becomes problematic, I know fully that I am going to stay in the house I purchased for a long time and will never willingly live in the suburbs. and the 'you'll learn kid' mentality and telling me what my wife is going to decide is kind of shitty too.
    You're mixing up what a bunch of people said.

    What I said is you won't know what you'll want in 3, 5, 10 years, today. You can claim you'll never change your mind, but that's just never really the case.

    My block has Hispanics, Asians, West Indians and Indians by way of London living on it.

    I do think you messaged your feelings in a blanket way about all suburbs, so it might make sense to just say YOU will never leave YOUR urban area for YOUR suburbs for whatever reason...And stop trying to make it about all people in all suburbs. Because you're really way off about many other suburbs. I live within walking distance or a 5 minute drive of some of the nicest downtown areas in NJ...Summit, Millburn, Maplewood. Plenty to do between events, restaurants, bars. I'm 42 and don't need a "club scene" and I'm pretty sure a nice bar in Summit > the Albany club scene.

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    I'll take on this conversation at some point, but I just wanted to say that I'm with Phil. Absolutely couldn't care less about cars. And I would say that about houses, too, except I would need someplace to keep and display all the completely awesome vintage guitars I'm gonna have. (And the very very serious home studio.)

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    The houses point is a good one — that's another thing I'm not splurging on. I don't need a fucking mansion. I don't need twenty bedrooms or four different dining rooms or anything of the sort. I'd want a pretty basic suburban home, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    The houses point is a good one — that's another thing I'm not splurging on. I don't need a fucking mansion. I don't need twenty bedrooms or four different dining rooms or anything of the sort. I'd want a pretty basic suburban home, too.
    Agreed. I would get a nice luxury vehicle but I wouldn't be getting several of them. I also wouldn't be splurging on a mansion in the Hamptons or Sands Point, etc. If I won several millions I am paying off debt, I am buying out my neighbor behind me, knocking down both his house and my current house and I am building a slightly bigger house in its place and absorbing my neighbor's land to make my lot bigger. I love my neighborhood, I love my neighbors, I don't wanna move anywhere else. I just want a little bigger space right where I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    Agreed. I would get a nice luxury vehicle but I wouldn't be getting several of them. I also wouldn't be splurging on a mansion in the Hamptons or Sands Point, etc. If I won several millions I am paying off debt, I am buying out my neighbor behind me, knocking down both his house and my current house and I am building a slightly bigger house in its place and absorbing my neighbor's land to make my lot bigger. I love my neighborhood, I love my neighbors, I don't wanna move anywhere else. I just want a little bigger space right where I am.
    You love your neighbors so much that your fantasy involves eliminating them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    You love your neighbors so much that your fantasy involves eliminating them
    Hahahaha

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    I can admit when I was wrong, thanks for enlightening me people. Still dont wanna move to the suburbs but ill be less judgy about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairBettsBlocksEverything View Post
    I can admit when I was wrong, thanks for enlightening me people. Still dont wanna move to the suburbs but ill be less judgy about it
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    IDK guys...seems like I'm the only one buying stuff and spending that loot. If it truly is more money than you can ever spend, why not use it? I agree that $1-2 million doesn't change your life much, but $30-50M? $100-200M? I'm not saying a 123-room mansion makes any sense at all and by all accounts is pretty much unlivable but you do keep the economy moving with all the staff and maintenance help.

    56,000' Home takes an army of help to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverRangerFrank View Post
    IDK guys...seems like I'm the only one buying stuff and spending that loot. If it truly is more money than you can ever spend, why not use it? I agree that $1-2 million doesn't change your life much, but $30-50M? $100-200M? I'm not saying a 123-room mansion makes any sense at all and by all accounts is pretty much unlivable but you do keep the economy moving with all the staff and maintenance help.

    56,000' Home takes an army of help to run.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-it...es-11591800016
    Nah im there with you. I'm buying a nice place in Jackson Holy Wyoming. Something along the lines of a good rustic style log house with all the amenities. Something like this.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...4363066_zpid/?

    Getting myself a nice few cars. One sports car, one truck, one SUV. A second home somewhere in NY so I can spread time between both places. And a hell of a lot of travelling throughout Europe since I've already covered Asia when i was younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverRangerFrank View Post
    IDK guys...seems like I'm the only one buying stuff and spending that loot. If it truly is more money than you can ever spend, why not use it? I agree that $1-2 million doesn't change your life much, but $30-50M? $100-200M? I'm not saying a 123-room mansion makes any sense at all and by all accounts is pretty much unlivable but you do keep the economy moving with all the staff and maintenance help.

    56,000' Home takes an army of help to run.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-it...es-11591800016
    I just cant figure out where I want to move to. https://www.privateislandsonline.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    Nah im there with you. I'm buying a nice place in Jackson Holy Wyoming. Something along the lines of a good rustic style log house with all the amenities. Something like this.
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...4363066_zpid/?

    Getting myself a nice few cars. One sports car, one truck, one SUV. A second home somewhere in NY so I can spread time between both places. And a hell of a lot of travelling throughout Europe since I've already covered Asia when i was younger.
    I'm there with you guys too. Hoping to have found a fairly decent balance between spending and investing. Certainly realizing that the money spent on cars is frivolous while hoping the money spent on the houses are investments. I'm older than most if not all here so hoping the years of investing and planning ahead get me to the finish line and then take care of my daughter.

    I do wonder though for all you guys that are saying all the things that you wouldn't spend money on so what would you spend it on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverRangerFrank View Post
    IDK guys...seems like I'm the only one buying stuff and spending that loot. If it truly is more money than you can ever spend, why not use it? I agree that $1-2 million doesn't change your life much, but $30-50M? $100-200M? I'm not saying a 123-room mansion makes any sense at all and by all accounts is pretty much unlivable but you do keep the economy moving with all the staff and maintenance help.

    56,000' Home takes an army of help to run.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-it...es-11591800016
    Do keep in mind that this is a "what you're refusing to buy" thread and not a "what you're going to buy" thread.

    I'd absolutely be setting this up as a three phase process:

    Foundational Need (buy a home outright, get debt zeroed, etc)
    Future Security (intelligent investment/ROI structuring)
    Wants (I'd be traveling a lot, buying an ostentatious entertainment system, etc)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairBettsBlocksEverything View Post
    I can admit when I was wrong, thanks for enlightening me people. Still dont wanna move to the suburbs but ill be less judgy about it
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