Transitioning into more machine work??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, May 14, 2014.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,792

    Now that's an oversimplification! :) Not to get too far off track on this thread but..

    It's not "never buy new".. it's don't buy new until you can afford the depreciation hit. Rice and beans is for the people who are trying to get momentum as is the junkers. We keep a junker for working in the local town. Fix it and drive it till wheels fall off. No payments on our family vehicles.
    If you read Ramsey's materials or listen often enough, you'll hear that it's okay to reward yourself when you are in a position to do so. Ultimately there's three things you can do with money anyway and spending is one of them!

    It's money management.. that's all and being a grownup about it. The housing best proved that if more people lived on a budget (within their means), we wouldn't have had that bubble.
    I live on a budget but it's not easy. When I started doing that, my life changed for the better and that was a long time ago.
    If only I'd have listened to the "invest the car payment" when I was a 20 something. It really does work. :)
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,555

    $100 start up is a good book. Currently reading that now. Mark Cubans book was good as well.

    Rich dad poor dad was good. This is one if my favorite quotes lately:

    Jim Carrey said this in his Commencement Speech.

    "You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts.
    Worrying about the pathway to the future,
    but all there will ever be is what's happening here
    and the decisions we make in this moment which are based in either love or fear.
    So many of us choose our path out of fear and disguise it as practicality.
    What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect
    so we never dare to ask the universe for itÂ…
    I'm saying, I'm the proof that you can ask the universe for it.

    My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn't believe that, that was possible for him.
    And so, he may a conservative choice. Instead, he got a "safe job" as an accountant
    and when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that "safe job" and our family had
    to do whatever we could to survive.

    I learned many great lessons from my father.
    Not the least of which is that can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance
    on doing what you love."
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