Sunday Thread: Finances


I find finances the most untouchable of subjects. Sure, people will bitch about “the economy” or their salaries or their debts in general, but hardly anybody I know says, “Oh, fuck, I’ve got $18,000 in credit card debt and my mortgage payment just went up $400 in one month and I owe $10,000 on my car that has 90,000 miles on it already and is a plastic piece of shit.” The majority of my friends, I have no clue what they make, and I don’t tell them what I make or what my family income is. I know more about what they do in bed than what they do at the bank.

Maybe it’s just that we don’t like to burden others with troubles, maybe it’s that we’re afraid somebody’s gonna gasp and say, “Wow, you’re a fucking irresponsible mess.” But I think it’s healthy to know what’s normal and what isn’t, to kind of give yourself that baseline.

So. Where’s your debt? Your risk? Your savings? How do you handle your money in general? Do you think you’re good at it? Do you walk around every moment completely terrified of something happening to you or are you pretty confident you’re taken care of?

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