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- Jan 2, '12 by janelwhat happened to the last post on her from dec 2011
- Jan 2, '12 by DizzyLizzyNurseI have a nice 1 bedroom apt in a desirable area of town (don't want a house at this time of my life). I drive a 2010 Ford Focus I bought brand new in 2009. I go on at least 2 to 3 vacations a year in the USA. Every other year I go out of the country. Travel is important to me and one of the few things I'm willing to put in ot for. I'm single without kids btw. You have to figure out what's important to you. I just canceled my cable and internet after having them a few months because I decided it was an expensive waste of time.
- Jan 2, '12 by BlueDevil,DNPI think that depends how you define luxury. By my definition, no, not by a long shot. To support my idea of luxury, I'd require an additional zero on the end of what I earn as a NP. As it happens, I do have a sugar daddy, lol, so I get what I want anyway. I just could never afford to pay for it on my own salary.
- Jan 2, '12 by GrnTeashe's a life care planner and legal nurse consultant. and she's not the only one :d.
- Jan 2, '12 by traumaRUsJust a note - we unfortunately had a data loss for dates 12/15/11 to 12/29/11 and we apologize for this frustration.
- Jan 2, '12 by Not_A_Hat_PersonIt depends on your definition of "luxury". I got into nursing for job security, not money. All I really want is no debt, a good paid-off car, a mortgage I can swing on 1 paycheck, and the ability to travel outside the US and Canada.
I don't need expensive things. I know too many people whose things own them, not the other way around. I don't wear jewelery; I don't need small expensive things that are easy to lose or steal. Luxury cars tend to have luxury-sized maintenance and insurance costs. Acuras are dressed-up Hondas, and Lexuses are dressed-up Toyotas. I drive a 2005 Toyota; my dream car is a Mini Cooper Countryman.
I currently rent a 2-bedroom half-duplex in a walkable neighborhood. My dream house is a 3-bed, 2 bath townhouse, raised ranch, or Cape with a garage and a nice view, in a neighborhood where I don't have to worry about flying bullets. If I was going to splurge on anything, it would be a (prepaid) smartphone or a Wii and a 60-inch TV.
Status is essentially buying things you don't need, and can't afford, to impress people you don't know.